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Behind the Scenes of Christmas

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ID: 24901 • December 1, 2006

At Christmastime, neighborhood churches often abound with living nativity scenes featuring Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, along with the worshipping shepherds and magi. But who really was this Jesus? What was the significance of His birth, and why did He come when He did? What happens when we metaphorically part the curtains and step backstage to discover Christmas’s true meaning?

In this series, Alistair Begg draws from four key New Testament passages to take us behind the scenes of the familiar Christmas story. The baby in the manger, he reminds us, is none other than the Lord of eternity; the birth of Mary’s son is nothing less than the arrival of the eternal Word into the world. To a generation that does not know who Christ is, why He came, or why it matters, these central elements of the Christian faith remain as timely as ever. A Christmas that overlooks them is one that misses everything.

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When? What? Why? — Part One

Galatians 4:4–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 46:18 ID: 2415

When? What? Why? — Part Two

Galatians 4:4–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 36:32 ID: 2416

The Preexistent Word

John 1:1–5 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:28 ID: 2417

To All Who Received Him

John 1:10–13 Sermon Includes Transcript 32:34 ID: 2418

He Humbled Himself

Philippians 2:6–8 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:17 ID: 2419

Christmas According to Christ — Part One

Hebrews 10:5–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 37:37 ID: 2420

Christmas According to Christ — Part Two

Hebrews 10:5–7 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:00 ID: 2421