Summary: To show that our celebrations even CHRISTmas celebration, the real meaning is JESUS, if you don't have JESUS in your heart, your celebration is fake.
Do you have JESUS in your heart?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our celebrations even CHRISTmas celebration, the real meaning is JESUS, if you don't have JESUS in your heart, your celebration is fake.
Luke 2:7 (Amplified Bible)
2:7 And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn; and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room or place for them in the inn.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for by Your Grace we are enriched and super abundantly provided.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (Amplified Bible)
8:9 For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).
Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)
3:20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
First CHRISTmas of JESUS
A. Author: Luke, the beloved physician
B. Date written: Before 70 A.D.
C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of Christ as seen by eye witnesses,—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Addressed to Theophilus, an unknown person. —Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. Main Theme: Jesus of Nazareth is the perfect Son of Man who came "to seek and to save that which was lost",—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key words: Jesus the Son of Man.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key verse: Luke 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
1:4 [My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
We celebrate JESUS every time, and every moment of our lives. For believers, CHRISTmas is every moment, but for unbelievers, there's no CHRISTmas because there's no JESUS in their hearts. We don't celebrate the birthday of JESUS because we don't know the exact date, and there's no reason to celebrate because of the lowly manger.
A. JESUS was brought forth as Son - no expensive doctors, no premium nurses by His side
"And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn;"
Virgin birth is a symbol of the Messiah.
Isaiah 7:14 (Amplified Bible)
7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].
JESUS reminded us that He left Heaven and the luxuries of it, and He became sin for us to be the righteousness of GOD.