O Come, O Come Emmanuel and do what??

Every day leading up to Christmas I’ll count down the “25 Things Jesus Says About Christmas” to see how it changes the way you and I celebrate the season when we go straight to the source!

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Merry Christmas everybody my name is
Chris Pablo and welcome to what Jesus
says about we’re talking about the 25
things Jesus says about Christmas to see
how it changes the way you and I
celebrate the season when we go straight
to the source
now number 14 of our countdown we talked
about how Jesus claims that he came to
serve us but at number 13 he shows us
how far he’s willing to go in order to
serve us when he says the Son of Man
came to give his life as a ransom for
many
now this one has a few religious
sounding terms but it’s actually pretty
easy to see what he’s saying without
getting too overly spiritual first of
all the Son of Man is a way of referring
to himself and so he’s saying I came to
give my life as a ransom for many and
that word ransom you know what that
means think of like a Tom Clancy novel
where a billionaires daughter gets
kidnapped and there’s a ransom for her
return and so the billionaire pays you
know a few million dollars and gets his
daughter back and Jesus believed that
you and I are held captive as well
we’re held captive by this thing called
sin and the ransom for our release is
death this all might sound like a crazy
out there idea but you can hear this
concept in the popular Christmas hymn o
come o come Emmanuel and the very next
line reads and ransom captive Israel
think about the value of a person and a
ransom like for somebody you know you
might give about ten thousand dollars a
hundred thousand or if somebody who
loved you might be able to find a
million dollars for their ransom but how
much value would somebody have to have
that you’d be willing to die for them
and now consider that Jesus claims he
came to die for you fully knowing you
might reject him so how does this change
the way that you and I celebrate the
season well the next time you hear this
song o come o come Emmanuel whether it’s
you know you’re in the car you’re
shopping or in the line of Starbucks
whenever you hear this song listen for
that second line ransom captive Israel
and in that moment just give yourself
the space to consider could it be that
you are that immensely precious to God
and
he loves you that much that he’s willing
to give his life as a ransom for you if
you liked this video please give a
thumbs up and leave a comment below also
we’ve got a playlist over here of the
other 25 things Jesus says about
Christmas I’d be honored if you would
take a look have a Merry Christmas

Looking for an inexpensive gift you can give this season? #14 in our countdown will give you some new ideas!

Every day leading up to Christmas I’ll count down the “25 Things Jesus Says About Christmas” to see how it changes the way you and I celebrate the season when we go straight to the source!

#Vlogmas

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? New videos drop every Thursday at 12PM CST!

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? Read the entire account mentioned in the video for yourself:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+20%3A20-28&version=NIV

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☞ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_paavola

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ABOUT WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT
This channel is a quick and easy place for you to find What Jesus Says About topics important to you.

No 30-minute sermons. No five-dollar words. No hard sell. We just let Jesus speak for Himself so you can respond for yourself.

WHY I DO THIS
What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED.org, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus. You should check them out on the interwebs at: https://www.thred.org

I’m a husband. I’m a father through adoption and foster care. I’m also a pastor of a church. My life mission is to “do whatever it takes so as many as possible can see Jesus”. This channel is one of the ways I live that out. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

everybody Merry Christmas my name is
crisp Avila it’s great to be with you
and we’re counting down the 25 things
Jesus says about Christmas to see how it
changes the way you and I celebrate the
season when we go straight to the source
now if you remember from earlier in our
countdown we talked about how all these
Christmas songs talk about Jesus as a
king and then we looked at how Jesus has
this message where he’s talking about
this kingdom of heaven and the kingdom
of God that he claims he’s ushering in
well the students who follow Jesus
around they hear him talking about this
and then they start thinking about well
there’s a kingdom there’s like a
hierarchy here right in fact this is one
time that his students start fighting
about where they’ll rank in this coming
kingdom and Jesus interrupts them and
stops their fighting is like guys okay
hold on if I’m your king than you’re my
subjects which means you have to follow
my lead because greatness and this
kingdom isn’t measured in being first
its measured in being last not in power
but in weakness and then he gives us
number 14 in our countdown when he says
the Son of man did not come to be served
but to serve and again when he says son
of man he’s referring to himself but
then he lays out this mandate for the
way things operate in his kingdom and
this changes the way you and I celebrate
Christmas how what’s easy find someone
to serve grab a shovel and go shovel
your neighbor’s driveway and don’t even
let them know that you did it or if
you’re in a warmer climate grab some
friends together and go caroling at a
nursing home or bake cookies for your
kids teacher at school the great thing
about this is that even if you aren’t
sure that Jesus is your king you can
include service as one of the gifts that
you give this season and when you
celebrate the season in this way at the
very least you’ll be the change you want
to see in the world and you begin to
think about a kind of a kingdom that you
want to be a part of for the very best
the very best you’re better prepared to
celebrate the birth of a king who came
to serve that’s not all that Jesus says
about Christmas that’s why we’ve got a
playlist right over here of the other 25
things that Jesus says about Christmas
go ahead and take a look and we will see
you soon bye-bye

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