MONDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE.
On visitation several years ago, I was asked our topics question. Some of what I told him will be given the next two days..
I. CHRISTMAS IS GREAT BECAUSE WE HAVE A SAVIOUR.
This is a King who loves us and died for us. In fact, His reason for coming was to die. In other words, we have first of all:
A. A Saviour Who loves us and died for us Galatians 2:20.
B. A Saviour Who is qualified
1. Because of His Prophecy: Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Micah 5:2, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”
2. Because He is Proclaimed: Read Colossians 1:12-19.
II. BECAUSE WE HAVE SALVATION AND HOME IN HIS KINGDOM.
A. We have been saved from going to a place called hell.
Revelation 20: 14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Revelation. 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”