Summary: This message brings out many of the blessings of Christmas that God gives us all in giving Christ.
"HOW DO YOU SPELL Christmas?"
Preached-at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
Sunday morning, Dec. 10th, 2006
Rev. Danny Moss, pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you spell Christmas? I believe that one way
we can spell it is P E A C E.
That was the angelic announcement to the shepherds
who were keeping watch over their flocks by night.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men." (Luke 2:14)
But, tragically, the reality of the situation is
that our world is far from being at peace. There
is an ever increasing rise in anarchy, it seems, in
violence, and political and social unrest. We
talk about peace, but do little to achieve peace.
There cannot, and will not be peace, until Jesus,
the Prince of Peace, rules over this world for a
thousand years, as predicted in the book of Reve-
lation. Our world is-
-a world of wars and rumors of wars
-of terrorists, and suicide bombers
-of murder, rape, stealing, and greed
-of nuclear bombs, and chemical weapons
-of abortion, and starvation and disease
As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the
days of the Son of man. (a time when the world was
said to be filled with violence)
How we long for peace! Yet, there can never and
will never be peace until the Prince of Peace rules
this world and has His way in the hearts and lives
of men. Then, it will be a new day.
-a day wherein the wolf dwells with the lamb
-a day when the lion shall eat staw, like
-a day when the beast from the wild shall
be led by a child, and peace shall rule
from east to west, and north to south.
-bloodshed in Iraq
-words of threatenings from North Korea
-weeping over murdered family members in
-mockery and hatred of our President in
every corner of the globe,
For, King Jesus will rule with a rod of iron, and
He will tolerate nothing of that sort.
We can have peace now, in spite of the condition of
our world. Jesus said-
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not
your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me
ye might have peace..." John 16:33
Romans 5:1-"Therefore, being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
"For he is our peace..." Colossians 2:14
The world may be in turmoil, but we can have peace.
My friend, if you do not have peace today there
is One alone who can give it to you. Come to
Jesus, and you’ll have peace.
II. Secondly, I believe that we can spell Christmas
J O Y. Joy, because that is what Christ gives us.
In Luke 1:14 the angel announced to Zacharias,
father of John the Baptist, "And thou shalt have
joy, and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his
John was so excited, and full of the Holy Spirit
and joy, even before he was born, that he leaped
in his mother’s womb. I bet that got her atten-
tion, don’t you!
Wow! What an awesome God! Do you have joy in
Jesus? He is ready to give it to you.
Philippians 4:4-"Rejoice in the Lord always, and
again I say, rejoice."
III.Thirdly, I believe that we can spell Christmas
L O V E. Love, because it was nothing short of
the love of God for us that caused Him to send
Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.
John 3:16-"For God so loved the world..."
His life, His death, His resurrection, His
ascention, His imminent return-all spell LOVE.
1st John 4:10-"Herein is love, not that we
loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His
Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
1st John 4:16-"...God is love..."
Because He loved us, He was willing to forgive
IV.Fourthly, I belive that we can spell Christmas
H O P E. Hope, Christ is our hope. Without
Him, we would have no hope, and would be of all
men, "most miserable."
Our hope is sure and steadfast. It is not a
wishful dream, but an awesome assured reality.
We have the hope of Heaven, and eternal life.
V. Fifthly, and finally, I believe that we can spell
Christmas S A L V A T I O N. Salvation. He came
to save us, and by His blood He secured salvation
"How shall we escape if we neglect so great
Acts 4:12-"Neither is there salvation in any
other: for there is none other name under
heaven given among men, whereby we must be
Invitation-If you are not saved today, invite Jesus
into your heart, and you will know truly how to