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Summary: Love came down to bring us the Christmas blessings of love, hope, peace, and light - light has many blessings attached to it and we will explore some in this message.

Video Illustration: Light in the darkness

Love Came Down pt 4

Thesis: Love came down to bring us the Christmas blessings of love, hope, peace, and light - light has many blessings attached to it and we will explore some in this message.

Reference Song: Love Came Down

We have been exploring the lyrics of the song Love Came Down over the last couple weeks:

Verse 1

In a moment, everything changed

On a silent night came the promised child

In a stable so humble and poor

Unto us was born the Savior of the world

Chorus

Love came down, Hope was found

A star lit the sky, the angels cried glory

Light broke through, the darkest night

Hope is alive, hope is alive

Cause love came down, love came down

Verse 2

In a moment, peace broke out, now the Prince is here, there’s no need to fear,

In a manger, eternity rests, Unto us was born, The Savior of the world

Today we are going to look once again at the song: Love Came Down’s the lyrics and highlight the phrase of The Light breaking through the darkness:

“A star lit the sky, the angels cried glory

Light broke through, the darkest night.”

Scripture: Texts: Isaiah 9:1-7

1Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan—

2 The people walking in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the shadow of death

a light has dawned.

3 You have enlarged the nation

and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

as people rejoice at the harvest,

as men rejoice

when dividing the plunder.

4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,

you have shattered

the yoke that burdens them,

the bar across their shoulders,

the rod of their oppressor.

5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle

and every garment rolled in blood

will be destined for burning,

will be fuel for the fire.

6 For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace

there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

with justice and righteousness

from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the LORD Almighty

will accomplish this.

Christmas Is filled With the light of Jesus through all the celebration and decorations. Did you know that? The celebration of

Christmas ranks number 1 as the most favorite holiday of all time across the world. But few people understand the

meaning - the spiritual meanings behind many of the traditions of Christmas and the décorations of Christmas. Christmas

Is. A time filled with Love, Hope, Peace, Joy and The Light.

How was your Christmas Celebrations - did you enjoy the Celebration - and connect with the spirit of the season Jesus - did

you see the light of the Christmas Star - did you sun bath In His light?

What would have you missed this year If you could not have celebrated Christmas?

Illustration: Canada from my understanding went after Christmas and the celebration of it - forbidding people from having

Christmas gatherings. One pastor I know was fined for having a drive in service the price $32,000 - his name Is Leon

Fontaine - when people still tried going to church police blocked the entrances to the church In Steinbach - to stop the

church service. Can you Imagine that?

What if you missed the light of the world at Christmas? What would you have missed the most - If you missed Christmas?

ALONE ON CHRISTMAS

George Mason’s life was centered in his business. He lived alone and refused all invitations to socialize. His brother’s family had urged him to visit but the children always made too much noise. Besides, he didn’t want to buy presents for his nephews and nieces. Instead he bought some good records for himself and planned to listen to them and enjoy himself at home alone. On Christmas Eve after his employees left, George Mason went into the office vault to get a little extra cash. Soundlessly on newly oiled hinges, the great door swung shut behind him. Sudden darkness and the final click of the automatic lock startled him and he panicked. Desperately he pounded on the door, but before long he realized that no one would hear him. Everyone had gone home and he was in the office alone. Even the cleaning woman had gone. He recalled hearing of people suffocating in vaults. He was frightened out of his wits. Maybe he could make it through the night if he was quiet and breathed slowly. In the morning the employees would arrive, open the vault and he would be fine.

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