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Savior & King

Matthew 1:18-21 Joel Webbon

At the time of Jesus’ birth, the nation of Israel was asking God for salvation. For them, salvation meant liberation from the rule of the Romans. In order to receive this salvation they needed a savior. The savior they asked for was a warrior dressed for battle, but the savior they received was a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. They …

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The Manger, The Cross, & The Throne

Matthew 1:18-21 Joel Webbon

The birth of Jesus and the death of Jesus can never be truly separated. The incarnation was God setting the stage for the crucifixion. The manger exists as the prelude to the cross. And the cross exists as the path to the throne. Jesus was born so that at the proper time he could die. And Jesus died so that …