Sermons

Summary: Here is a sermon that encourages us on how to keep Christ in Christmas

  Study Tools

Title: How to Keep Christ in Christmas

Text: Philippians 2:4-11

Introduction

One of the hot topics at this time every year…for schools, shopping malls, government facilities…is the topic of …“keeping Christ in Christmas”.

Do we call it a Christmas concert or do we call it a holiday concert?

Do we call it a Christmas tree or a holiday tree?

Then there is the big one…

Do you say “Merry Christmas or do you say “Happy holidays?”

And even though I’m …preaching to the choir this morning I think it would be beneficial for us to look together at the topic of keeping Christ in Christmas

Text: Philippians 2:4-11

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1.God wants us to be passionate about keeping Christ in Christmas.

How do we know God want us to be passionate about keeping Christ in Christmas?

Notice in verse 9 that God did 2 great things for Jesus

"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, "…(v9

.

He first of all exalted Jesus to the highest place. Secondly He gave Jesus the name that is above every name…

Whatever God does for Jesus - the enemy tries to undo

The enemy comes against Jesus’ place

The enemy comes against Jesus name

There are 2 times of the year in particular when the enemy tries to undo what God did for Jesus

One time of the year is Easter and the other is …Christmas

He does this Every Easter and every Christmas

Remember His strategy is simple-

He tries to undo what God has already done for Jesus

Even though he knows God has exalted Christ to the highest place –

the enemy tries his hardest to replace Jesus as the center of Christmas

He tries to replace Christ as the center of Christmas with something else.

He doesn’t care what that something else is as long as it’s not Christ

And even though he knows God has given Jesus the highest name –

the enemy tries his hardest to remove the name of Christ out of Christmas

Call it anything else just don’t call it Christmas!

Question: Why is the enemy trying his hardest to keep Christ out of Christmas?

He tells us that he is doing it because he doesn’t want people being offended.

The real reason he tries to keep Christ out of Christmas is that he doesn’t want people being saved.

So the last thing he wants is the real story of Christmas getting out there!


Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion