View in your browser
young man asking older man a question

Why is the virgin birth of Christ such an important teaching of the Bible?

Nicolas Schmoller

In Christian churches throughout the world, the virgin birth of Christ is proclaimed every year at Christmas. When the pastor reads or little children recite the words of the prophet in Isaiah 7:14, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,” this truth is brought back into peoples’ minds. But even throughout the rest of the church year, this same truth is spoken in unity by congregations when their members say in the Apostles’ Creed, “Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary” or in the Nicene Creed, “Was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.” The virgin birth is a central teaching of the Christian faith.

But have you ever considered the theological importance of Jesus being born of the virgin Mary?
Read full article button
Advent candles Love
The looks on the faces of my catechism students revealed their confusion. I had said, "You don't have to like someone to love someone." . . .

Last day for this great deal! Subscribe today.

30% off new individual one-year subscriptions to FIC with code 30MAG23

Read the news from the December issue:

Serving in love at the Harris County Jail

man standing outside detention facility
“The prisoners are able to live their faith. . . . It’s amazing to see how God works [and] gets his Word out through these guys,” says Matt Brown about his ministry at the Harris County jail. Since 2017, Brown, pastor at Abiding Word, Houston, Texas, has been . . .

Resources to build up Christians of all ages

4 resourced to help with ministry of all ages
WELS Congregational Services created so many resources for churches in 2023 that it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’re highlighting four that can be a blessing to any congregation. “Helping the hurting with hope” is a five-lesson Bible study to help . . .

Mission work approved in Senegal

food market in Senegal
The Board for World Missions has approved a plan to send two missionaries to Senegal to learn the culture and language in preparation for sharing the gospel and gathering a congregation. The country of Senegal has a population of almost 17 million people. The . . .

December 2023 web ad
custom custom facebook instagram custom 
wels cross linking to wels.net