Summary: Jesus came and solved man’s greatest need. He is the answer to life’s way, life’s truth, and the meaning of life.
At Christmas, God did not give us something. He gave us Himself.
• How is your relationship with Jesus Christ today?
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
• Communion with man is at the core of God’s being.
• Our communion with Him is vital; this is the reason He became one of us.
• God wants to fellowship with man. He took on a human body.
• The apostles were able to hear Him with their ears, see Him with their eyes, and touch Him with their hands.
• When Jesus was on earth he ate and drank quite freely with people, even those of questionable character. And became famous for it - He is a friend of tax-collectors and sinners (Mt 11:19). He allowed Himself to be touched by the sick and the unclean.
At Christmas, Christ did not come with a set of rules for Christian conduct.
• He came to relate with you, as saviour and friend.
• To set your life right – to live with a sense of direction and a great destiny, we have to get back to Jesus.
• It is not just getting back to church or to some bible study. You can be sitting on the pews and yet not know Him.
• The way to God is through personal faith in Jesus Christ. Intellectual acceptance of Christ is not enough.
• You must come to him determined to turn from what displeases Him, with a total trust in Christ’s saving power for you.
A young boy was asked to close in prayer at the end of his SS class. He paused for quite a while, trying to think of what to say. In the end, he blurted out: “Pray that everyone will get the present they love. AMEN.” Just one simple line.
• Indeed, at Christmas, we wish that all men will come to appreciate and love the gift God has given.
How do you measure the value of a present today?
• Children would probably like to look at its size. The bigger the better.
• In a Christmas gift exchange, a church member prepared a big and heavy gift – a pack of six cans of coca-cola!
• People like it big, and probably heavy. Do you judge it by its cost or by its brand?
The gift that God gave to us at Christmas changed our lives.
• God has given us what man needed the most. What do we need?
• Many say they need money, but there are many rich who are living a very sad life.
• We see many rich and famous ending their life prematurely because they find little meaning and purpose in living.
• Money, fame and status cannot guarantee us a happy life.
The world needs Jesus. Our problem is with sin, and only Jesus can solve that.
• Christianity is not primarily about some religious principles, doctrines or morals.
• It has to do with the Person of Christ. The world needs to come to terms with the person of Jesus himself.
• The Christian life in the fullest sense is not about observing rules and regulations; it is about our relationship with Jesus.
What did Jesus brings to us? I want to consider the line Jesus said in John 14:6.
• Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
• He did not merely point the way to God. He himself claimed to be the only way to the Father and the source of eternal truth and life.
He is the answer to life’s greatest needs.
• You know what your greatest need is? Not money, not a good career, not education. They are important but they aren’t your greatest needs.
• Man’s greatest need in life is this 3-fold need of direction, truth and life.
THE WAY: At Christmas, God blessed us with a clear direction to our life.
• No one drives on the road without a direction. Without a destination, you would not even start a car. Life needs a direction, and a destiny.
• Do you have that? We all believe in Jesus today, but are we living a purposeful life, with a clear direction and a great destiny.
That isn’t the case all the time. We get distracted by the sights and sounds of this world.
• We drift. It’s not easy to stay the course. I’ve learnt that in topography.
• When you are in the forest and you say, “I’ll walk straight.” Without the map and a compass, your straight is not really straight.