Who is Emmanuel?

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Who is Emmanuel? Emmanuel means God with us, and Emmanuel is one of the names for Jesus. Clive explains why Emmanuel is what Christmas is all about! From Buck Denver Asks Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Who Is Emmanuel?

Pastor Paul
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
To ransom captive Israel …

Ian
What’s it mean, anyway? “Emmanuel?”

Brother Louie
“Emmanuel” means “God with us!”

Chuck Waggin
Which he most certainly is not

Ian
Why do ya say that?

Chuck Waggin
Well, look at the day we’ve had! My truck broke down – then those ladies were rude to us – then you guys come along, what happens? Your sleigh breaks! Cuz of a rabbit! Where’s “God with us” in all that?

Brother Louie
I think you’re missin’ the point, Chuck Waggin.

Chuck Waggin
Well what’s it mean, then?

Brother Louie
It means the ultimate bad thing will never happen to you!

Ian
The what?

Clive
He’s right! “Emmanuel is one of the names for Jesus – Jesus is “God with us.” This is the most important bit of Christmas! This is what Christmas is all about!

Ian
Oh come on! I’ve heard that a million times! “Giving! What Christmas is all about!” “Family! What Christmas is all about!” “Gettin’ a great deal on a new TV! What Christmas is all about!”

Clive
No – listen. The world says the “real meaning” of Christmas is all sorts of things – shopping, family, big sales on TVs and refrigerators. But we know it’s Jesus, right? That’s why it’s called “Christmas!”

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