Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on Feb. 21, 2018. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus was fully God and fully human. This matters because we need outside intervention as well as a human representative to finish the job God gave us to do and pay the debt of sin we all have accrued. The virgin birth also means we have an empathetic Savior—a God who is willing to enter the pit in order to lift us out it.