Love Came Down at Christmas (ebook)

Love Came Down at Christmas ebook

Daily Readings for Advent

Sinclair B Ferguson
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Advent devotional reflecting on authentic, divine, love in the person of Christ—love incarnate

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Love is at the heart of Christmas—it's the reason behind all our gathering and gift-giving at this time of year. In this Advent devotional, Dr Sinclair B Ferguson refreshes our hearts as we reflect on the source it all—love incarnate, Jesus Christ.

Over the course of December, this devotional walks through 1 Corinthians 13 phrase-by-phrase, showing us that "love is" the Lord Jesus himself.

Sinclair Ferguson brings the rich theology of the incarnation to life with his trademark warmth and clarity. Drawing on stories from the Gospels, we'll see what “love” looked like in the life of Christ, and be challenged us to love like him during the Christmas season. Each day's reading finishes with carols and hymns for reflection and prayer.

However you're feeling—weary or frantic, lonely or lovesick—your heart will be refreshed as you wonder again at the truth that love came down at Christmas in the person of Jesus Christ.

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Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. No Noisy Gong or Clanging Cymbal (13 v 1)
  • 3. Knowledge + Faith needs Love (13 v 2)
  • 4. More than Sacrifice (13 v 3)
  • 5. Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild? (13 v 4a)
  • 6. The Humble I AM (13 v 4b)
  • 7. Manners Maketh the Man (13 v 4c)
  • 8. He did not Please Himself (13 v 5a)
  • 9. I did it His Way (13 v 5b)
  • 10. When Providence Rubs the Wrong Way (13 v 5c)
  • 11. Joy in Truth (13 v 6)
  • 12. Bearing All Things (13 v 7a)
  • 13. Believing All Things (13 v 7b)
  • 14. Hoping All Things (13 v 7c)
  • 15. Enduring All Things (13 v 7d)
  • 16. Everlasting Love (13 v 8a)
  • 17. Gifts are not Everything (13 v 8b)
  • 18. The Hidden and Revealed (13 v 9)
  • 19. Christ in the Future Perfect (13 v 10)
  • 20. Childhood Left Behind (13 v 11)
  • 21. Mirror, mirror, on the Wall (13 v 12a,c)
  • 22. Seeing Face to Face (13 v 12b,d)
  • 23. Lasting Faith and Hope (13 v 13a, b)
  • 24. Simply the Greatest (13 v 13c-d)

Specification

Author Sinclair B Ferguson
ISBN 9781784983543
Format Electronic book text
First published 2018
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

These devotional meditations are deeply soaked in Scripture, rich, vivid, always nourishing, sometimes challenging, often thrilling. I thank God for them.

Christopher Ash

Writer-in-Residence, Tyndale House

With Love Came Down at Christmas, Sinclair Ferguson has written yet another book to bless and build up God's people. So read it! Only the gospel of Jesus pierces our faulty understanding of love with the real, convicting and winsome love of God. This devotional will warm your affections for Christ and remind you of your identity in him as a lover of God and a lover of others. Gently convicting and richly God-glorifying, this Christmas devotional is a gospel-saturated delight! Read it and celebrate the living and liberating love of God for his world.

Steve Timmis

CEO, Acts29

Amidst all the glitter, goo and glow of Christmas, let “Love Came Down at Christmas” warm your heart with the wonder of God’s saving purposes. Sinclair Ferguson’s insightful simplicity will refresh you in the ancient Christmas story, and help you stoke the fire of devotion for God, which should characterise all our Christmas celebrations.

Revd Dr Simon Vibert

Vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water, UK

Customer reviews

“Wonderful”

I bought copies of this book as Advent gifts for my bible study group. I can't wait each morning to read the day's pages! Seriously, this is the best and most comprehensive Advent book I have used and it goes way beyond Advent. It is a very readable and inspiring treatise on love. Thank you Sinclair for this gift to us all. Everyone should have a copy!


17/12/2018

“Outstanding”

(Review written for 'Love Came Down at Christmas')

I am blown away by this book. I am reading it each day via the PrayerMate app but like it so much I am now coming online to order a paper copy. A wonderful (and challenging and deep) meditation. Could be read any time of year - not just Christmas. Superb.


10/12/2018

“Bring Sunglasses this ones a blinder”

(Review written for 'Love Came Down at Christmas')

I came to this book knowing that Sinclair Fergusen is a great thinker, a writer with a deep love of God, His word and His people. But taking the oft-used 1Cor 13 and rescuing it from Weddings, to use coming up to Christmas is a novel and great place to start. But the exposition, reflections and more importantly the beautiful and timeless prayers often featured at the end of each short (but absolutely densely packed) reflections on the verses or sometimes parts of a verse are wonderful. I have enjoyed many a good book, but this feels like several books worth in small easily digestible sizes. Thank God for the wonderful gifts He gives to men, who can take the scripture and give us new insight and understanding without going over our heads, or missing our hearts. Highly recommended.


23/11/2018

“Ferguson at the top of his game”

(Review written for 'Love Came Down at Christmas')

These delightful and deep meditations are insightful, full of Scripture, full of Christ, well illustrated with stories, deep - generally a must buy. Only 5 pages a day and not big pages, with stories; so thoroughly readable. Get one for everybody in your church.


22/11/2018

“This inspires me to imitate Christ this Christmas”

(Review written for 'Love Came Down at Christmas')

I was surprised to find that this book is a reflection on 1 Corinthians 13, but I now see how appropriate it is. I find that Christmas can be a time when we fail to love others as we should, or we lose sight of Christ's love for us amidst the chaos and busy-ness. In these daily chapters, Dr Ferguson explains each verse in its context and then points us to Christ, the only one who loves perfectly. It has inspired me to imitate Jesus, my true righteousness, this Christmas.


30/10/2018

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