Galatians 5:24 (NLT)
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

The apostle gives a summary of his previous words in this verse. He has talked about the sinful nature of man and what it consists of: immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. He has also talked about the Holy Spirit working in our lives and the good qualities that are produced: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The apostle reminds us in verse 24 that those who have placed their faith in Christ had their sinful nature hung on the cross with Christ that He bore our sin in sacrifice that we may enjoy the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

December 25th we traditionally celebrate the birth of Jesus. There have been debates as to the actual date of Christ�s birth, but the point is we have chosen a date to remember the birth of Christ and what that has meant to us. A small baby came into the world with tiny hands, tender feet, and the delicate body of a new born. The same body was tortured for our sin. His hands were nailed to a Roman cross along with His feet. This baby, the son of God, Immanuel or sometimes spelled Emmanuel, was God with us. The name of Jesus means, Jehovah is salvation. God because our salvation through His son Jesus Christ. On Christmas think of the tiny baby in the manger, this baby who gave His life for your sin as the son of God.