December 18, 2021 | When God Became Man, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

This program is a rebroadcast from December 22, 2018.

Incarnation: The Humanity of Jesus

Merry Christmas! We are excited to take some time out of this busy season and reflect on the reason we celebrate: God sending Jesus to the earth! We begin a two-part series on the incarnation of Jesus, when the Word became flesh. The incarnation is the combination of God becoming man but also being fully God. Is that possible? Of course it is if you’re God! The only way for God to allow sinful humans (that’s all of us!) in His presence was to be both just and the justifier! Chris will focus on the humanity of Jesus this week. 

Here is something we don’t want you to miss: God loves us so much He sent His Son to earth to live a perfect, sinless life and to die for our sins. This is why Jesus came. This is why we proclaim the Good News this time of year. God made a way for us to live and not die! As the famous Christmas hymn exclaims, “Born that man no more may die; Born to raise the sons of Earth; Born to give them second birth; Hark! the herald angels sing, ‘Glory to the newborn King!’”

Isaiah’s Messiah

By Victor Buksbazen

From the scholarly pen of Victor Buksbazen comes an excellent witnessing tool on a premier section of the prophetic Hebrew Scriptures, Isaiah 52—53. This attractive gift-sized volume masterfully answers the all-important Jewish question, “Of whom did the prophet speak?” Of Israel, as many rabbis teach, or of Messiah? In a superb, verse-by-verse exposition, Dr. Buksbazen shows how Isaiah 53—a section of the Bible never read in the synagogue—speaks unequivocally of Jesus.

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Apples of Gold: How Can God Have a Birthday?

“Why are you so happy this time of year?” The people in Israel asked Zvi this question every year.  Zvi loved Christmastime and enjoyed explaining why it is such a joyous celebration. But he always warned them that his answer may not be what they expect. Zvi took them to the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament). They were shocked and thankful for him taking time to show them where the Messiah was talked about in the Old Testament. 


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The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.


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Comments 1

  1. Two other reasons Yeshua was born in Bethlehem. The shepherds whom the angels announced the birth of Messiah to, were shepherds who kept the lambs to be used in the temple in Jerusalem for the daily sacrifices and for the annual Passover as well. Yeshua as John the Baptist proclaimed was born as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In John 10:11, 14, Yeshua said of Himself, “I Am the good shepherd. In Greek the words translated as I Am are ego eimi, which are the equivalent of the Hebrew hayah in Exodus 3:14. Yeshua identified and equated Himself with God wqho spoke to Moses out of the burning bush. The second reason has to do with Yeshua’s statement in John 6:35, 41, 48 and 51, “I Am the bread of life.” Bethlehem means “house of bread”; what better place for the Bread of life to be born than in the house of Bread. People often say God works in mysterious ways. Well, no, He doesn’t; rather He works in marvelous ways that He reveals to us in His written word.

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