Sermons

Summary: Answers the question, "Why is there no room for Jesus in my life?"

  Study Tools

NO ROOM

LUKE 2:1-7

INTRODUCTION:

LUKE 2:1-7

STAND – READ – PRAY

SO THE QUESTION TONIGHT IS THIS.

WHAT CAUSED THE INNKEEPER TO NOT HAVE ROOM FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN HISTORY?

AND WHAT CAUSES YOU AND I TO NOT HAVE ROOM FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN HISTORY?

1. MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE HE WAS OVERBOOKED.

a. WE GET SO WRAPPED UP IN CANTATAS AND PLAYS

b. AND SCHOOL MUSICALS AND CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH THE IN-LAWS

c. AND COORDINATING WHEN WE’RE GOING TO MEET WITH THIS SIDE OF THE FAMILY

d. AND WHEN WE’RE GOING TO OPEN PRESENTS WITH THAT SIDE OF THE FAMILY

e. AND WHAT AM I GOING TO GET JOHNNY AND SUZIE

f. AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU BUY FOR A 76 YEAR-OLD DAD WHO HAS EVERYTHING THAT HE WANTS

g. AND WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ALL THE PRESENTS AND WHAT WILL I GET MY WIFE

h. AND ALL THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTIES AND ARE WE GOING TO HAVE CHURCH THAT DAY

i. AND WHO’S PLAYING FOOTBALL ON CHRISTMAS DAY…

j. THAT WE FORGET ONE IMPORTANT TIDBIT OF INFORMATION.

k. THAT IS, THAT CHRISTMAS IS A CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

l. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE GIFTS THAT WE CAN GIVE.

m. IT’S ABOUT THE GIFT THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

n. IT’S NOT ABOUT DINNER WITH THE FAMILY.

o. IT’S ABOUT THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB.

p. IT’S NOT ABOUT MUSIC FROM MP3 PLAYERS.

q. IT’S ABOUT THE GLORIOUS SOUND OF GLAD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY!

r. IT’S NOT ABOUT A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY.

s. IT’S ABOUT GOD’S ACTIVITY IN HUMAN HISTORY.

t. IT’S NOT ABOUT STARS ATOP THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

u. IT’S ABOUT THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.

v. BECAUSE UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY, IN THE CITY OF DAVID, A SAVIOR, WHO IS CHRIST, THE LORD.

w. WE GET SO OVERBOOKED IN OUR LIVES

x. NOT JUST IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

y. BUT ALL YEAR LONG, THAT THERE IS NO ROOM FOR CHRIST IN OUR LIVES.

z. ISAIAH 5:8 (HCSB) - 8 WOE TO THOSE WHO ADD HOUSE TO HOUSE AND JOIN FIELD TO FIELD UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE ROOM AND YOU ALONE ARE LEFT IN THE LAND.

aa. ISAIAH PRONOUNCES WOE UPON THOSE WHO SPEND ALL OF THEIR TIME COMSUMED WITH CONSUMING.

bb. HE PRONOUNCES WOE UPON THOSE WHO NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY HAVE ENOUGH.

cc. HE PRONOUNCES WOE UPON THOSE WHO ARE OVERBOOKED.

dd. SO MAYBE THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR JESUS BECAUSE THE INNKEEPER WAS OVERBOOKED.

2. OR MAYBE IT WAS BECAUSE JESUS WAS OVERLOOKED.

a. I READ A STORY ABOUT A MOTHER WHO WAS RUNNING FURIOUSLY FROM STORE TO STORE ON CHRISTMAS EVE … TRYING TO GET THOSE LAST-MINUTE GIFTS.

b. SUDDENLY SHE REALIZED SHE’D LOST TRACK OF HER LITTLE 3-YEAR-OLD SON.

c. IN A PANIC, SHE RETRACED HER STEPS AND FOUND HIM STANDING WITH HIS LITTLE NOSE PRESSED FLATLY AGAINST A FROSTY WINDOW.

d. HE WAS GAZING AT A MANGER SCENE.

e. WHEN HE HEARD HIS MOTHER CALL HIS NAME, HE TURNED AND SHOUTED IN INNOCENT GLEE: “LOOK MOMMY! IT’S JESUS! BABY JESUS IS IN THE HAY!”

f. THE HARRIED MOM GRABBED HIS ARM AND JERKED HIM AWAY, SNAPPING, “WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THAT!

g. CAN’T YOU SEE THAT MOMMY’S TRYING TO GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS!?!”

h. FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON, IT IS SO EASY TO OVERLOOK JESUS IN OUR WORLD TODAY.

i. WHY IS THAT?

j. WELL, I BELIEVE IT’S BECAUSE SATAN HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL IN LURING PEOPLE AWAY FROM JESUS WITH COUNTERFEIT PROMISES.


Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion