The Men Who Missed Christmas by Miles Seaborn

THE MEN WHO MISSED CHRISTMAS
Dr. Miles Seaborn
Matthew 2

INTRO. Few experiences in life are more tragic than
missing something important when there was no real
need to miss it. Yet this is the experience of many,
many people. It is the experience of those who missed
the first Christmas and also those who miss Christmas
today.

ILL. In a recent church paper which I have in my
hand, was a picture of a building burning down
and the title under the picture is "Putting first
things first." The picture was taken on November
26, 1965. A football game was in progress which
was just behind the stadium. The school science
building was burning to the ground. The football
game, immediately in front of it were the
spectators standing in the background, goes on.
I like football, but there ware times when
football games should be stopped. As you can
see, this game was continued and the school
building burned to the ground.

There were some people that were too busy in life, too
self-centered, too caught up in the tings of their own
making, to stop and find the most wonderful Christmas
that the world has ever known. We have talked of all
the people involved in the drama of Christmas. There
were, of course, Joseph, Mary and Jesus, then there
was Herod, the wicked king who squatted on the throne
of the Jews. There wee the wise men who journeyed
from afar bringing their precious gifts. There were
shepherds abiding in the fields keeping watch over
their flocks by night. There were the scribes and the
Pharisees, who when commanded by Herod to search the
scriptures did so diligently and brought him exact
word where the babe would be born. There was the
innkeeper who had an opportunity to extend hospitality
and shelter to the one who was to be the Savior of the
world. Somewhere in that bunch you and I could be
located.

Let's examine them quickly this morning as men who
missed Ch ...


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