How Immanuel Makes Christmas Unique

Of all the titles Jesus is given in Scripture, perhaps the most incredible is Immanuel (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23). It is a familiar term around Christmas in North America. We see it emblazoned across greeting cards and hear it ringing in our ears through carols. And for good reason! Immanuel means “God with us,” which is why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

The Apostle John explained Immanuel like this: “In the beginning was the Word, an the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1, 14). No other religion can make such a claim.

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