“KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!”

Matthew1:18-2:2

What kind of Christmas would we have without Christ? Think of it! Without Christ we would not have a Saviour, because He has come to “seek and to save that which is lost.  Luke 19:10

Look at verse 21, “For He shall save His people from their sins.”

The song writer put it this way:

Living He loved me, dying He saved me, Buried He carried my sins far away.Rising He justified, freely forever, One day He’s coming, Oh glorious day.

Thank God for the promise He gives us in John 14:3, “I will come again.”

Our hope for today is found only in His return, because never in the history of the world has there been more turmoil and division than right now. War and blood shed are common in everyday life today.

Not only the war in Iraq and with ISIS, but we find unrest in every part of the world.

Today when a plane crashes often there are hundreds of people killed. Starvation because of politics is being seen in Africa and other parts of the world.

The whole world is infested with all kinds of deseases: Aids is still killing hundreds of thousands every year, and crime and moral decay is increasing every hour.

Psalm 11:3, “If the foundations (truth) be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

So, what is Christmas without Christ? The world has lost sight of the purpose of the Lord’s virgin birth, as well as His return. Thank God, for those of us who know Him, He is our hope. Paul said His coming is a glorious hope.

Remember, it is Christ’s birth we are celebrating, but who will be receiving the gifts this Christmas? What will be your gift to Him this year?

There is nothing wrong with buying gifts for others, but He should be the first on the list. Let’s look at what we have in Christ:

WE HAVE PEACE THROUGH HIS NAME

John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep (guard) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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