It went just like in the cantatas... except of a couple of small things. (Good physical illustration toward the end that can be used in almost any Christmas sermon)
OPEN: (I began the sermon by bringing out a gaily wrapped golf bag, complete with clubs & irons - I tried hard to make sure it was fairly obvious what was wrapped)Then I asked:
“Does anybody know what’s in the package?” The audience seemed to enjoy the humor of the obvious.
Then I gave this
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A Christmas Message. Jesus Came wrapped in a plain Wrapper. But he Is The best Gift
A. HOW DO YOU EXPECT YOUR GIFTS TO BE WRAPPED?
1. Do you expect them to be wrapped in shiny paper and ribbons?
2. What if you got one wrapped in newspapers?
3. What if you got one wrapped in old rags?
B. WHICH IS THE BEST GIFT?
1. Is the gift with the
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