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Summary: Are we going to get what we want, or what we need for Christmas this year?

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"Three Gifts We Desperately Need Christ To

Bring Us This Christmas"

By: Danny Moss

Text: Matthew 2:1-12

Introduction-

You and I are familiar with the Christmas

story of the Wise men. They travelled far, and

brought Christ three gifts: gold, frankincense,

and myrrh. It is His birthday that we are supposed

to be celebrating at this season. We might ask

"What gifts are we bringing to Christ this Christ-

mas?"

But, that is not the direction that I want

to take in this sermon today. I got the idea for

this message from Howard Parnell, and Rodney Fry,

on Sermon Central. Thanks, guys! My message will

be similar to theirs, but different in some ways

also. I want to talk about three gifts that I

believe we, the American people, desparately stand

in need of today. These gifts can only be given

to us by Christ-the Savior.

Will we get what we want, or what we really

need for Christmas this year? If you look at our

society, and the turmoil and confusion in our

homes today, it would appear that we need much

more than gadgets, and diamonds, and hunting

supplies, and fancy new shiny cars.

These three things came to my mind as I

thought about three candles that we sometimes

see during this season, or, we might see these

three things on a Christmas card that is sent

to us. No more hesitation! These three things

are Peace, Joy, & Love. Can you think of any-

thing that you and I more desparately need in

our lives today? I can’t. And, these things

can only be given to us by the Christ. What

a Christmas it would be, if all of us could only

receive these three things, things that money

can’t buy, and you won’t see wrapped in Christmas

paper, but that are so needed by so many today.

Why do I say this? Because of the mounting number

of divorces in our nation, because of the demise

of the American family, because of the unhappiness

of many people, who have material things, but seem

to have no peace, joy, or love, only emptiness, in

their lives. Unfulfilled desires, broken hearts,

surface relationships. Oh God, how we need the

peace, joy, and love that only Christ can give!

Let’s examine the Scriptures this morning, and see

what they tell us about these three wonderful,

priceless gifts.

I. THE GIFT OF PEACE

Romans 5:1-"Therefore being justified by faith,

we have peace wtih God through our Lord Jesus

Christ."

Here is the key to the greatest needs of our

society. We have religion, but do we have God?

We have material things, but do we have those

things which cannot be purchased with cash, or

a credit card?

Peace with God-a priceless gift! Do you have

it-peace deep within your heart and soul,

peace that doesn’t vanish like the morning

fog when you are all alone, and without your

materialistic toys?

America need to return to God-really return to

Him! Seek Him! Worship Him! Obey Him! Then,

and only then, will we find peace.

Jesus told His disciples in John 14:27-

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto

you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither

let it be afraid."

The angels said at Messiah’s birth-

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,


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Marvin Davis

commented on Dec 19, 2006

Awesome!!!!! I wanted to do something differant this year. Last week my message was on what Christmas was not, with this message i will do What christmas IS all about the GIFTS!!!!!!Thanks Pastor Moss

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