Luke 2: 10-11. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.”
Merry Christmas! – A great day to serve the Lord with joy and bless people around you; a great time for excitement and celebration.
What Would Christmas Mean to Those
Who Don’t Know Christ Personally?
Annual celebration of the birthday of Jesus the God-man who came to the earth; the Crib; Christmas tree with gifts; Santa Claus with a long beard gifting children; Display of colorful lights; Lighted stars hanging over homes; Carol singing; Wining – Dining- Partying; Shopping; Distribution of sweets….
This could mean taking Christ out of Christmas!
But What Does Christmas Mean To You?
Why do you need to celebrate Christmas?
Christmas is more than externals. The important thing about Christmas is the Reason for the Season – why Christ was born?
He came to:
- Indwell you!
- Destroy the works of the devil;
- Give you authority & victory over the devil, disease, death, sin. 1 John 3: 8; Ephesians 4: 9; Colossians 2: 15
- Give you abundant God-kind of life – John 10: 10.
He built you a bridge, the-Cross to cross you over from death to life, earth to heaven. He saved you by grace through faith and enables you to live a victorious life through gifts of grace and righteousness.
He came specifically for you. “For unto us a child is born – a Son is given.” You did not choose him. He chose you! Isaiah 9: 6; John 15: 16.
Christmas is the time to remember Jesus, the Emmanuel who dwelt among us so He could save us. God our Father gave us His very best, the gift of His only Son Jesus.
What birthday gift can we offer him?
Thanksgiving, praise, worship, service; letting our talk match our walk; remembering the poor and needy; this would reveal our love for Him.