Saturday, 23 February 2013

If God Is A Baby - Pastor John Nixon

Pastor John Nixon preaching at the 2011 Oakwood College evangelism Council. The sermon is titled, If God Is A Baby. It is based on the birth of Jesus Christ as a poor baby in Nazareth. Jesus who was and is God humbled himself to be born as a child in a very poor part of Israel. He went even further to choose a poor virgin girl who had committed her ways to the Lord. How that was done is a mystery we can never understand but Christ was born as a poor helpless baby. Instead of picking a royal family or rich family he chose the poorest of the poor.

We also see that after Christ was born the message is relayed by angels to poor shepherds and not to the respected religious leaders of his day. To show his impartiality and as a no respecter of persons, it is also the magi from the east who were led by a star to Jerusalem. These magi were non Jews from Arabia. The sons of Ishmael. These magi were perhaps chosen because of their humility as they were humble enough to worship a child. It takes a poverty of spirit to worship a child. What a lesson to those of us who think of ourselves as the only people with whom God can communicate. God always surprises with his choices. Look at how Jesus pointed out that there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha but it was Naaman the Syrian who was killed.

Below is a video of Pastor John Nixon's sermon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this post. I found it very informative and helpful. I want to be ordained so I can preach sermons like this one.