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Gave us at Christmas In the following chapters looking at the Gospel of Luke we consider how we can welcome and receive those gifts Through the Christmas story Keller tells Gospel of Luke we consider how we can welcome and receive those gifts Through the Christmas story Keller tells about the Gospel This is a gifts Through the Christmas story Keller tells us about the Gospel This is a that I recommend you read and discuss with others which I am doing with friends in a book club at work Keller says many things about Christmas and the Gospel that I appreciated A few of them are To accept the true Christmas gift you have to admit you re a sinner You need to be saved by grace Christmas is not simply about a birth but about a coming Christmas shows us that Christianity is not good advice It is good news Christmas means that God is working out his purposes He will fulfill his promises Christmas tells us that despite appearances to the contrary God is in control of history and that someday he will put verything right Christmas means that for those that are believers in Christ there is all the hope in the world The doctrine of Christmas of the incarnation is that Jesus was truly and fully God and truly and fully human No one is really neutral about whether Christmas is true If the Son of God was really born in a manger then we have lost the right to be in charge of our lives Christmas means that the King has come into the world But the Bible tells us that Jesus comes as King twice not once Christmas means that race pedigree wealth and status do not ultimately matter Christmas means illumination and spiritual light from God it means reconciliation and peace with God by grace it means God taking on a human nature Christmas means the increase of peace both with God and between people The manger at Christmas means that if you live like Jesus there won t be room for you in a lot of inns Christmas means that salvation is by grace Christmas means you can have fellowship with God Christmas and the incarnation mean that God went to infinite lengths to make himself one whom we can know personally The incarnation Christmas means that God is not content to be a concept or just someone you know from a distance The joy that Christmas brings the assurance of God s love and care will always reinvigorate you no matter the circumstances of your life This was a brilliant read This is not just a book for Christmas there is loads on the pages for all the year around Tim Keller pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan has a powerful gift for writing clearly and intelligently about the gospel in a way that reaches nonbelievers and shakes things up for believers I ve yet to come across a Keller book that isn t worth reading And though this one is short it s far from an Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude exception This pint size volume is the perfect meditation on the real meaning and importance on Christmas a must read during the Advent season as we get ready for the big day In theight chapters of Hidden Christmas Keller boils down decades of Christmas sermons into reflections on key passages from the Old and New Testaments that deal with Christmas themes As prone as our culture oft is to conceive of Christmas as merely a nice sentimental holiday Keller unravels that Christmas is subversive Christmas is realistic Christmas is honest and above all Christmas is full of the life disrupting grace of GodIn the first chapter Light Has Dawned rooted in Isaiah 92 7 Keller notes that Christmas implies that the world is a dark place and we will never find our way or see reality unless Jesus is our Light 6 Christmas does not mean we can brighten the world if we merely come together To the contrary Christmas means that our human resources can never fix the world but yet we have hope from outside the world Jesus cannot merely be liked he must be accepted or rejected He brings a new life to replace our spiritual deadness he shows us the truth that heals our spiritual blindness and he is the beauty that breaks our addictions to money sex and power 15 His birth is a gift that makes us swallow our pride to receive him To accept the true Christmas gift you have to admit you re a sinner You need to be saved by grace 17In the second chapter The Mothers of Jesus based on Matthew 11 17 Keller aims to Rodeo Daughter elucidate the difference between good advice what most religions offer and good news what Jesus is Jesus doesn t simply tell us what to do the good news is what he has. Very Christmas displays of Jesus resting in a manger populate lawns and churchyards and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture how many of us havexamined the hard dges of this biblical story In his new book. 2nd read through and I loved it ven I think this could be used for a dual purpose something to read at Christmas to help celebrate The Reason and secondly I think this so clearly and wonderfully Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses explains The Gospel it would be great for any new Christian or those contemplating Christianity and its implications for humanity to read Excellent way to get some perspective away from all the Xmas madnesshttpkhadcompost196009755xmas a I feel like adding a disclaimer that I am a huge Tim Keller fan Two of my favorite Christian booksver were written by him Prodigal God and Center Church I am were written by him Prodigal God and Center Church I am to his podcast I think he is the most insightful and thoughtful preacher alive In all of his speaking and writing Keller does a tremendous job of tackling difficult uestions he invites skeptics to confront their arguments head on and he manages to bring new insights to A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, even the most familiar Bible passages In Hidden Christmas Keller does all three of these things and manages to unpack the great truths of Christmas how the gospel is the central truth of Christmas the powerful meaning of the Incarnation how Mary and the shepherds demonstrate faithful responses to the gospel and so much I ve been a believer for three decades and this book opened myyes to new things Another My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, essential read from Tim Keller Highly recommended I ve observed Advent the last few years and will read a few booksach time This is the best book I ve read on Christmas simply because it shares the Gospel in such a powerful way Keller is a master theologian and has the great skill of being able to communicate Scripture in Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, everyday termsI thought I knew all there was to know about Advent however Keller manages to draw the reader into new perspectives and insights about the wonder and grace of Christmas There are only 8 chapters but don t be fooled by the shortness of the book there is much treasure to ponder upon which makes the reading slow and thoughtful in order to allow such insights to go deep in one s heartEach chapter starts with a passage from one of the gospelsxcept for the last one which draws from 1 John 1 The first 4 chapters discuss the great things God gives us in Christmas and the second half Keller shares how we should respond and how to receive what God has given us My favourite chapter was Chapter 5 which focuses on Mary s faith She is a model of what responsive Christian faith looks like Keller compares Zechariah s doubts to that of Mary s both are incredulous but Mary simply accepts what Gabriel has to say Further using Mary as the The Baby Album example Keller demonstrates how faith only comes from God revealing Himself to us It was when Mary visited Elizabeth and the intervention of the Holy Spirit through Elizabeth s words confirmingverything Gabriel said that Mary knew in her heart she carried the Messiah in her wombMary shows us how to live Mary surrendered her will to Go This was a nice advent devotional Each chapter deals with a different historical person at the time of Jesus birth Provides insight into scripture in ways I hadn t looked at it before And I must say I really appreciated all the scripture pertaining to the prophecy and birth of Christ There are certain Christmas Advent devotionals I read in the past and while nice scriptural meditations I failed to

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what they had to with the Christmas season I recommend this for anyone seeking a good devotional to prepare their hearts and minds for the season or anytime really Tim Keller states that the ideas Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose expressed in this short book were forged not in writing but in preaching Each chapter represents at least 10 or so meditations and sermons onach biblical text that he delivered in Christmas services across the decades He tells us writes that Christmas is the only Christian holy day that is also a major secular holiday resulting in two different celebrations Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., each observed by millions of people which brings some discomfort on both sides His fear is that the true roots of Christmas will become and hidden to most of the population In this book he aims to make the truths of Christmas less hidden He looks at some passages of the Bible that are popular because they are readach Christmas In the first chapters of the book looking at the Gospel of Matthew we learn about the gifts God. From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the holidays a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative xamination of the Nativity story Even people who are not professing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the Nativity

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Done Keller highlights the numerous Gentile women appearing in the Matthean genealogy The grace of God is so pervasive that ven the begats of the Bible are dripping with God s mercy 33 Matthew s genealogy structured as six sets of seven generations makes Jesus the beginning of the seventh seven the promised Jubilee rest showing what Christ will bring 37 39In the third chapter The Fathers of Jesus based on Matthew 118 23 Keller meditates on the significance of the title Immanuel Jesus being God become human present with his people as a way of inaugurating a deep and genuine relationship with us Using Joseph as an Welcome Home, Cowboy (Wed In The West, example Keller outlines the three kinds of courage reuisite for believers courage to take the world s disdain courage to surrender our right to self determination and courage to admit we re sinners and the only place to find that sort of courage is to look to Jesus himselfLater chapters are no less incisive The fourth Where is the King based on Matthew 21 23 reflects on how Christ s kingdom threatens worldly powers like Herodspecially the little King Herod in our own hearts that wants to be master of our own lives 68 The fifth chapter Mary s Faith based on Luke 127 38 reflects on Mary s attitude toward Gabriel s announcement she responds thoughtfully gradually in wonder and in willing surrender The sixth chapter The Shepherds Faith based on Luke 28 20 considers the need to hear well make peace fear not and behold the gospel The seventh A Sword in the Soul based on Luke 233 35 reminds us that living out the message of Christmas will lead to conflict in a fallen world and reuires the sword of repentance within our own souls The final chapter The Doctrine of Christmas based on 1 John 11 4 returns to the message that Jesus himself is Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) eternal life so salvation can only be by grace alone through faith in Christ alone 131 The book brief though it is is full of well spoken truth Get it and read it during the Advent season perhaps buy copies to disseminate among your friends An outstandingxamination of the Christmas story as told in the gospels drawing too on biblical carols Simeon s blessing and the opening of 1 John A book perhaps ideally read at Advent and one I therefore revisited during that season but full of truth all year round Its particular strength for the Christian is the author s ability to present new perspectives and pose powerful challenges in passages which are familiar perhaps overly familiar Also I think a book which could be given to a non Christian interested in Cowboys Baby (Ranching Family, exploring the truth behind the carols and nativity plays Highly recommended Two things impressed me most about this book the warmth andngaging call of the gospel in very chapter and Keller s me most about this book the warmth and ngaging call of the gospel in Gilligan Unbound every chapter and Keller s way of handling complex theological topics with wonderful precision Keller s treatment of the favorite Christmas passages is complete with God s sovereign grace man s corruption and sin the need to respond in faith the fact that faith is something only God gives the Lordship that salvation demands and on and on I ve never seen it put so humbly so gently so clearly so accurately so concisely But the average reader won tven know he s reading a theological tour de force it s just the Christmas story well told suffused with the gospel Keller writes like a modern day C S Lewis wrapping profound theology in the language of Everyman There is no jargon in this bookKeller manages to get beyond the matters that divide in our current social scene and strikes right to the heart of our brokenness and sin You can hand Hidden Christmas to the most radical leftist or to a Constitutional conservative and neither will be offended by anything but the presentation of the cross itselfI ve read a few not all of Keller s books This is the best so far which is saying a lot since the others have been so good In Hidden Christmas the author takes the Christmas texts from so good In Hidden Christmas the author takes the Christmas texts from and Luke and carefully unfolds their meanings A Liberty and Westminster grad I ve been preaching and teaching since 1978 and in Gone for Soldiers every chapter Keller is writing about things I ve never noticed in these passages of Scripture and they are powerful and profoundHidden Christmas is the gospel presentation you ve been waiting for Get a copynjoy it yourself and then pass it on to a loved one. Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’s birth readers will xperience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a meaningful and deeper wa. Hidden Christmas


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