Sunday, December 9, 2018. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. Jesus is the one anointed by God to accomplish God’s purposes. The birth of Jesus is not really about the birth of a baby, but it is about God’s overture to redeem mankind. The book of Ruth helps us understand the Christmas story. Boaz was a kinsman redeemer, that is this person was to redeem back land to a family member. Jesus is our redeemer, redeem us back to God.