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Summary: Four reasons why Jesus shouldn’t have come. He wasn’t wanted, welcome, worshipped and we’re not worthy.

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Please Don’t Come For Christmas – Part 2

4 reasons why Jesus shouldn’t have come

Celebration Church – December 6, 2009

Why Jesus shouldn’t come:

Reason #1 - He wasn’t wanted by the ruling authorities

Reason #2 – He wasn’t welcomed by His own

Luke 2:4-7 (NIV) “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Not Welcomed

Joseph belonged to a family yet no one offered help

“…he belonged to the house and line of David...”

Joseph and Mary were shunned by their family

“…there was no room for them in the inn.”

John 1:11 (NIV) “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”

Jesus’ life was a life filled with rejection

Isa 53:3 (NIV) “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

HOW DO I ACCEPT JESUS?

John 1:12 (NIV) “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

BELIEVE

“…to those who believed in his name…”

Matt 1:21 (NIV) “… you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Phil 2:11 (NIV) “… every tongue (will) confess that Jesus Christ is Lord...”

Jesus is Jehovah – Jesus is God!

Matt 1:23 (NIV) "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-- which means, "God with us."

John 1:1 (NIV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

RECIEVE

“…Yet to all who received him...”

Isa 9:6 (NIV) “…he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

He understands you – Wonderful counselor

He is all powerful on your behalf– Mighty God

His love for you never ends– Everlasting Father

He is the captain of your storms – Prince of peace

BECOME

“…he gave the right to become children of God… born of God…”

Gal 4:4-6 (NIV) “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons...”

Rom 8:23 (NIV) “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.”

John 3:16 (NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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Please Don’t Come For Christmas – Part 2

4 reasons why Jesus shouldn’t have come

Celebration Church – December 6, 2009

Last week we started this series by saying that not all were happy with the coming of Christ. As matter of fact his very birth shook up the region of Judea and caused some jitters among the ruling authorities and the people.


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