Summary: The Bible give the reasons for celebrating Jesus as the "reason for the season."
Seven Reasons for Sending the Son
Christmas means different things to different people. To most children — it means gifts; to many mothers — it means scheduling convenient times for family and friends to meet, giving the house a thorough cleaning and preparing huge feasts; to grandparents — it means having the family together again and sharing memories; to merchants — it means money; and to many — it means financial stress. To Pastors, it means preparing one of the most important worship services of the year! To Christians, Christmas is celebrating Christ’s incarnation, His birth, and God’s purpose in sending His Son.
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#249 O Come All Ye Faithful (O Come Let us adore Him!)
WHY SHOULD WE ADORE JESUS: We are going to look at 7 reasons from the Bible.
1. To fulfill the Law (In Matthew 5:17: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”). God is HOLY and God’s Law is holy and keeping that law perfectly is the only way to enter God’s Kingdom and have an relationship with God. Because of man’s inherited sinfulness no one is capable of fulfilling the requirements of God’s holy Law. Have you ever broken one of God’s LAWS? Have you ever even had an evil thought? If you have, then you are a LAW-BREAKER in God’s Sight.
However, Christ, who is both the Son of man and the Son of God, lived out every demand and aspect of God’s Law. Doing so PERFECTLY He “finished”, FULFILLED. In JESUS, the unfinished and incomplete became absolutely complete and perfect. Jesus came To fulfill the Law perfectly.
2. We should adore Jesus because Jesus came in order To reveal God the Father to us. Later in Jesus ministry, Jesus was having a conversation with his disciples in John 14:7-10: “If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.”
Hebrews 1:1-3 says this too:1 “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (TWO FLASHLIGHT EXAMPLE GOES TO WORK HERE: two beams, same light, put together they only shine one beam.)
As a consequence of Adam’s sin all mankind lost the ability and intimacy of knowing God. As a consequence of Christ’s incarnation, His being conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit, God is revealed to all mankind through Christ: (John 1:9) for “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten (one of a kind) of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).
# Here I Am to Worship (“Light of the World you stepped down into darkness”)
3. “The Light of the World stepped down into darkness.” We worship because Jesus came To light the way of God: Twice the Bible warns, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25). Mankind is truly lost. Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:6-9). The Lord Jesus came not only to show us the way to God but also to actually become the way through repentance and faith in Him. He said: “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (John 12:46) Jesus IS THE LIGHT of the world shining the way to the Father.
4. Jesus came To seek and save the lost. Like lost sheep, we have all wandered far away from God; we’ve stumbled and fallen in sin. We all need a Savior, someone to rescue and restore us back to God. “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) Are you “LOST”? Jesus came to save you. This is the Message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.