Summary: What is the reason for Christmas? We all know it’s the celebration of the birth of our Savior! But so many people miss the right idea. This sermon incorporates the story of Wilbur & Orville Wright to keep your congregation’s attention!

I’m Dreaming Of A Right Christmas

Luke 2:1-7

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

2This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.

3So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

4Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

6So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

There’s a popular Christmas song

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!”

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten,

and children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white

That’s not my goal: “I’m dreaming of a right Christmas”

For there to be a RIGHT CHRISTMAS,

there must be a right pace.

Christmas is a time when the pace picks up.

There are gifts to buy,

homes to decorate,

parties and programs to attend,

food to prepare.

Sometimes it makes us tired just thinking about Christmas

Do you know what important event took place 103 years ago?

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk NC. However, the Wright Brothers began working on the idea of man being able to fly many years before that. Beginning in 1896, they conducted aerial experiments with kites and gliders. In 1899, they built a model bi-plane which they flew as a kite. In 1900, they made their first trip to Kitty Hawk, N.C., for experimental flights. In 1901, they built a wind tunnel for testing wing surfaces. As you can see, that first flight happened only because the Wright Brothers patiently worked toward that goal. Even though the days before Christmas in 1903 were very busy, it was a RIGHT Christmas for Orville & Wilbur Wright.

Maybe you feel overwhelmed this Christmas –

Maybe your pace is too hurried –

Maybe you are so busy DOING CHRISTMAS,

you are forgetting to CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.

This morning I want you to see how you have a right Christmas,

by having a right pace during the Christmas Season.

I want to challenge you to slow down!

Enjoy the Christmas Season

Point #1

A Right Christmas Requires Patience

Listen to the words of David as he cries out Psalm 40:1-4

I waited patiently for the LORD;

And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay,

And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

3 He has put a new song in my mouth--Praise to our God;

Do you find it difficult to wait for something?

A. We live in a world where patience is lacking.

• Instant gratification

If we see it…we buy it.

90 days same as cash!

• Waiting is not part of our culture


B. Patience became real the First Christmas.

• Joseph and Mary discover God’s plan through an Angel

9 months would pass before the promise was fulfilled.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Zechariah and Elizabeth

are being rewarded for their faithful patience

in the birth of a son named John.

He would be the forerunner of the Christ Child.

The Messiah and his forerunner would be born in the same year.

• Patience is a tool God uses to conform us to His will.

Patience requires us to wait upon God,

even when He is silent.

Israel had waited 400 years for God to speak.

When God spoke, Joseph and Mary were ready.

They patiently waited for the birth to come.

They patiently traveled to Bethlehem.

When there was no room in the inn,

they patiently went to a stable,

knowing God had the best plan.

No complaining! No doubts! No fears!

Simply trusting God.

• Are you willing to be patience this Christmas?

Are you seeking God’s will in your life?

Joseph and Mary were patient and God used them.

C. Patience reminds us God is faithful

• Mary and Joseph knew at the end of 9 months

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