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Christ Is the Visible Image of the Invisible God - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - December 23, 2020

  • 2020 Dec 23

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Christ Is the Visible Image of the Invisible God
By Rick Warren

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. (Colossians 1:15 NLT)

Who was the little baby in the manger we celebrate at Christmas?

Colossians 1:15 says, “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God” (NLT). 

You've heard the phrase that, if you want something done right, do it yourself. God wanted to do the job of saving you right, so he came to earth himself. He didn't come as an avatar, an angel, or a prophet. God came as a person. He became the baby and then the man Jesus Christ. 

People all around the world celebrate the little baby in the manger because that child is God, come to live with his people. 

If you want to know what God is like, take a look at Jesus.

But Jesus didn't come simply to live. He came to die for your sins so that you can spend eternity with God.

Why was this necessary?

Because even though God is a God of love, he is also a God of justice. Justice demands wrongs be righted. It demands that the debt of sin be paid for.

And, heaven is perfect, but we’re not. Because of that, we need a Savior. God gets imperfect people into heaven through grace.

The Good News of Christmas is that God gave the gift of his Son to pay for everything you have ever done wrong and offer you the grace to enter heaven. 

The Bible says, “When [Jesus] served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world’s” (1 John 2:1 The Message).

That gift will beat anything under your tree this year. You just need to accept it. 

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Develop an Attitude of Gratitude—and Change Everything!

If you’ve ever noticed that the more grateful someone is, the happier they are, it’s not a coincidence. Experts have discovered that gratitude reduces stress and leads to greater life satisfaction and overall happiness. It makes you healthier than any other emotion!

The Bible agrees—and God has a lot to say about developing an attitude of gratitude in your life. That’s why Pastor Rick developed a brand-new Bible study called The Power of Gratitude.

Through this innovative new study, you’ll discover how to defeat discouragement, conquer complaining, stay in God’s will, and experience his blessings—as you develop a lifelong habit of expressing your gratitude to God.

Pastor Rick’s new study, The Power of Gratitude, is our thanks for your gift to help Daily Hope take God’s Word to people all around the world, so ask for it when you give below!

Thank you for helping more people live with the hope of Jesus!

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