The wrath of God is our biggest problem. If it didn’t exist, we wouldn’t need the gospel, and we wouldn’t need Christmas.
Christmas is nearly here. It’s a great season to reflect on our anointed King who entered into human history — fully God, fully man, God with us. He came for us. Jesus came, not to be served, but to serve — to serve us. Which means Christmas fundamentally highlights our neediness. But what are we needy for? That’s the million-dollar question of Christmas. Pastor John answered the question in his 2003 Christmas sermon titled “If the Root Is Holy, the Branches Are Holy.” Here’s what he said, building from Romans 11:13–14.