12/17/17 – Behold: Jesus

Medina East Campus | Week 3 | Tony Livigni | December 16-17, 2017

This time of year often emphasizes the spirit of goodwill and unity. The Christmas message fills us with warmth and hope. Baby Jesus, a savior, the light, our newborn king. And yet, the message of Christmas is a double-edged sword. To admit these realities about Jesus is to admit some difficult things about ourselves. Christmas, like God Himself, is more magnificent and threatening than we may initially realize. King Herod was disturbed to hear Magi were inquiring about a newborn “king.” The prospect of a new king was anything but welcomed by Herod. In fact, he deeply resented it. In this series we’ll explore how if Christmas is truly about the newborn king, Jesus, His authority must dethrone me as the authority in my life.