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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Man Child
    And she brought forth a man child,
    who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron:
    and her child was caught up unto God,
    and to his throne.
    Revelation 12:5
    Jesus is called the Man Child because He was born to live as a man and to die for the sins of the world. When Mary and Joseph first saw Jesus, He was a baby in the manger; but the heavenly Father always saw Jesus as a fully grown man hanging on the cross, because Jesus was born the Man Child to die for sins. But Jesus was more than one man who died; He was every man, because, on the cross, all mankind was identified in Him. Just as all died in Adam, so all were made alive in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:22). He was more than just one man hanging on the cross; Jesus was you, because He became your sin bearer. Your sins were on Jesus when He died.
    Lord, I thank You for being born as a child, growing to be a man and then dying for me. Thank You for giving me eternal life.
    Satan knew that God would send the Messiah who would deliver the world, so throughout the Old Testament, Satan tried to eliminate the Jews so that Jesus, the Messiah, would not be born. Satan tried to kill Jesus, but Jesus prevailed and paid the price for you. So today will you live for Him?
    Lord, You understand the pressures of life, because You lived as a man. You were tried, hurt and disappointed. You know what it’s like to be tempted, because You overcame temptation. Help me overcome my temptations and limitations today. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Revelation 12:1-17
    Because Jesus was a man, He understands your problems and is willing to help you.