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November 26

He Made Himself Nothing: A Blog Christmas Series

 What is the first thing that comes to your mind at the name “Jesus”?

A cross? A tomb? A crown? Miracles? Parables? Or possibly all of these profound and wonderful works?

Me, too.

Yet strangely, I often find myself so fixated in these factors of the supernatural ministry of Jesus Christ as the man-God, that I somehow skip over the majority of his life.

I forget that Jesus was first a child.

Before he ever called disciples to follow; before he ever reached out to the physically afflicted; before he ever ascended a mount to preach a sermon that still stirs the hearts of seeking believers; before Jesus was ever a man, he was a baby.

“A baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12 ESV)

This Thursday, I am excited to begin a two-part Christmas series titled He Made Himself Nothing in an attempt to unwrap the utter incredulity of Jesus’ incarnation, from his mother’s unglamorous title as a Nazarene virgin to the unlikely guests invited to his seemingly anticlimactic birth.

It is by wrapping our minds around the humble nativity of Jesus that we can begin to truly appreciate the extreme measure of his love for us this Christmas.


“[He] did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” (Philippians 2:7 NIV)


I have one more piece of exciting blog news to share with you… I have created a new page for my photography! Click on the tab above on the right to check it out!


Bethany J.

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