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A baby changes everything

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Sermon shared by Anthony Zibolski

December 2009
Summary: Christmas Eve service. The theme "A baby changes everything" with someone singing Faith Hillís song a baby changes everything.
Denomination: Nazarene
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
12/24/2009


A Baby changes everything
Christmas Eve 2009

Introduction:
Kevin has read our text this evening with the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-7

We have talked for several weeks on perfect gifts.
How people disparately need Jesus Christ in their lives.
Making room for Jesus in our lives.
Making sure that ďno room at the InnĒ is not a catchy way of saying no room in my heart for Jesus.

Most will open presents tonight or tomorrow. Expressing your love for others by giving a gift.
How are showing your love for Jesus?

Remember some of the illustrations this month?

Wally- the big 7 year old that couldnít tell Mary and Joseph that their was no room at the Inn.

The little boy who took baby Jesus from the church Nativity scene? Because he promised that if he got a new red wagon, that Jesus would be the first to get a ride in it.

Every year, the baby Jesus comes up missing from Nativity scenes outside.

Every year 70,000 people flood to Bethlehem to the birth place of Christ. Wanting just a glimpse of where Almighty God became Savior by coming to this earth.

There has to be something with this Jesus.

Just like the song Becky sang- A Baby changes everything

Those that have children, you know that your life totally changed.
It is no more about you anymore. It is about rising that child, or children.

For those that know Christ as Lord. That Baby who became Savior changed our lives forever. It is no longer about us, it is all about Him.

That baby- who is no longer a baby came to this world for several reasons.

Let us know what God is like.
To inform us of Godís plan
Heal our hurts
Transform us

How do you see Jesus?

Indifference- One day Iíll take Him more serious.

Rejection- No Thanks Jesus- I donít want you to interfere with my life. Itís not good, but it is all I have and you will mess it up.

Worship/Praise- Words cannot express my love and joy for the blessings you have given me. I am thankful for your bridging that gap so that I may have a relationship with you.

Illustration-
Dear God, I have a problem. Itís me. Dear child, I have a solution Itís me.

Donít you get it God desires to be a part of your life.
Make it personal, your life.

He did not come to steal your fun.

ď I have come that you may have life- and have it to the fullĒ John 10:10

ďI am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.Ē John 14:6

I am the only way- I can change everything

God wants you to be still so He can untangle the knot in your life.

We got our lives so messed up
Tangled, confused, like a rubic cube. It is possible, but highly unlikely you will get it right by yourself.

We need a savior

ďFor unto you is born a saviorĒ
He came to give life- not religion.

Most people just exist, not much more than surviving.

This Christmas He wants to transform us

All the power of heaven at His disposal. He wants to change things.

This baby changes everything


You can read books, how to shape your life. The problem is they donít give you the power to do it. Jesus Christ frees us from habits, hurts, hang ups.
He gives us victory over hopelessness, worry, doubt, and yes even guilt.

Jesus
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