Tom Gilson

Episode 10: Jesus’ Birth, and the Expectation of the Extraordinary

Thinking Christian
Thinking Christian
Episode 10: Jesus' Birth, and the Expectation of the Extraordinary

How can we ever hope to relate to a God as great as our God? I’ve asked myself that question and found my hope in Jesus, who came to be one of us. He himself, the hope of Israel, the hope of all the nations, is extraordinary beyond any hope of matching his character. Yet he came in humility, the man who was God, God who became man.

In today’s Thinking Christian podcast I explore the great things said about him at the time of his birth, by Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon, as recorded in the first chapters in Luke. They expected him to be extraordinary — and thus his story begins.

Based on material in Tom Gilson’s book Too Good to be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality, available here.

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