December 10, 2016
How good do we have to be to gain God’s approval? In this brief message, Alistair Begg explains how the Christmas story is the good news of salvation, not simply good advice to “be good for goodness sake.” We are reminded that it is God alone who saves. It is through our self-surrender to the finished work of Jesus Christ, not through our self-efforts, that we are made acceptable to God.
20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
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