23 December 2007

The Glory of the Incarnation

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from "The True tabernacle, and Its Glory of Grace and Peace," a sermon first preached 27 September 1885 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.


t is a wonderful instance of divine grace that the Word should be made flesh and dwell among us, and reveal his glory to us. Apart from anything that springs out of the incarnation of Christ, that incarnation itself is a wondrous act of grace. There must be hope for men now that man is next akin to God through Jesus Christ. The angels were not mistaken when I they not only sang, "Glory to God in the highest," but also, "on earth peace, goodwill towards men," because in Bethlehem the Son of God was born of a virgin. God in our nature must mean God with gracious thoughts towards us. If the Lord had meant to destroy the race, he never would have espoused it and taken it into union with himself. There is fullness of grace in the fact of the Word made flesh tabernacling among us.
C. H. Spurgeon


5 comments:

The Doulos said...

"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."

What an amazing truth, so aptly illustrated by Spurgeon. In fact, this was the theme of our Christmas worship this morning - You Gave Your Word. Not trying to do a commercial here or anything, but the music was written by our own worship team, and is available at http://writerscorner.highlandparkministries.org/

OK, promotional bit over. And a blessed Incarnation celebration to all.

Ebeth said...

"And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." [John 1:16-17]

semper reformundo said...

and all God's people said...

DUH.

I need to buy some Spurgeon books. They might help me fall asleep faster at night.

Johnny Dialectic said...

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; Hail, the Incarnate Deity!

brentjthomas said...

I've purchased Spurgeon books (devotionals) for others in this season as gifts, and get my own dose here on this blog. Thanks, Pyromaniacs!
When Spurgeon took this photo he looked like he was quoting the Lion from Wizard of Oz,"...What makes the Hotentots so hot? What puts the Ape in apricot? What do they got that I ain't got? Courage!"
But Spurgeon's sermons and devotionals are vastly better than that lion's speach.