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Christmas sermon 2012: A season called Christmas


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Christmas sermon 2012: A season called Christmas

Introduction

Luke’s narration here isn’t exclusively about Jesus’ birth and there are many other passages to preach a Christmas sermon from. Then why did I choose to preach from this passage? The reason is –  we find the true purpose God intended for  the season called Christmas in the words spoken by Simeon and Anna. In them we find that,

Text: Luke 2:25-38

1. Christmas is the season for discovering peace

A. Think about Simeon & Anna. A life time of chasing peace with God, (Luke 2:25-27)

B. Man is sinful and is in need of being reconciled to God, (Luke 2:28-32)

C. Christ ended man’s war with God. Just believe to discover, (illustration: Shoichi Yokoi)

2. Christmas is the season for making decisions

A. We are here today because God has a plan, (Luke 2:27a)

B. He wants us to make an important decision today, (Luke 2:33-34)

C. Whether to believe in him and live or die in unbelief, (illustration: To every man)

3. Christmas is the season for remembering

A. That Christian life isn’t a cake walk, (Luke 2:35)

B. Peace with God means war with the world, (Video clip: attacks on Christmas)

C. In this world we will have trouble. But Christ overcame the world

4. Christmas is the season for telling others

A. Anna knew the news about Jesus was too great to keep for herself, (Luke 2:36-38)

B. The Shepherds. Their joy was so great they had to break the news

C. If you are convinced of the priceless nature of God’s salvation you will tell others

Conclusion

Every year Christmas is a special and blessed time. If you haven’t made that crucial decision yet to let Jesus into your heart, now is the time to do so, and years from now you will rejoice, remembering that Christmas in 2012 was the most blessed thing that ever happened to you.

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