Sermons on Christmas
Instead of the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas, you can give more focus on preparing your heart, yourself for Christmas. Un-focusing on gifts, presents, decorations, celebrations. Now, how about sharing this with your circle of influence? God’s ultimate gift of His own son Jesus is what Christmas is really all about.
During Christmas, we often think of the birth of Jesus as the story of a baby in the manger. But what about the part of the story that we forget? In this message, we are reminded of the importance of Christ’s genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16). Not only does it contextualize the story of Jesus’ birth, but it also reminds us of God’s grace and inclusive love for all of us as members of His family.
Jesus came to reign now and forever. Our first reaction to thinking about having a ruler in our lives might not be positive, but this is good news because we need a king.
Similar to two friends who need reconciliation, Jesus came to reconcile us to God. He came to remove the barrier of sin between people and God. In Christ’s situation, he took the initiative to reconcile us even though he was innocent.
Jesus came to teach us how to live, particularly by teaching us how to trust God. In John 14:1, Jesus states: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
Jesus reveals God to us through his words and works. He wants you, cares about you, and has a plan for you. As a result, we should worship God by devoting our lives to Him, speaking words that honor Him, and doing works that please Him. This Christmas, how will you worship Jesus?
I. Jesus came to give us hope. 1 Peter 1:20-21 states that Jesus “was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.” God had the plan for Jesus and he also has a plan for our life. To reassure his followers, Jesus said “Are not two sparrows…