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Are You Wired For The Kingdom Of Light (2 of 5)
Series: Festival Of Lights
Open with youtube video of Christmas lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F44d2IzCrKo
(beautiful synchronized Christmas light display featuring "Carol of the bells")
APPLY: The light show you just saw was put together by the Holdmans of Pleasant Grove, Utah. For the past few years 1000s of people have driven by their home to observe the 15 to 20 minute display.
Wouldn't you like to have a display like that in your front yard?
But there are a few things that make that difficult for me.
Number one, I don't have the money.
Two, I don't have the time.
But (pause) the most important reason I couldn't do that in my front yard is that my house isn't wired for it.
The Holdman family has an on-line tutorial where they describe some of the wiring they've used.
• They have 22 dedicated outlets. Those outlets are solely used for this light display… and each outlet was on a 20 amp breaker.
• But even as well wired as their home is, they still have a problem. The entire display requires 470 amps of power… but the maximum amount of electricity they can generate is about 300 amps. Thus, if everything in their display were on at the same time - it would draw 470 amps. So they have to be careful what they turn on at any given time because if they didn't, they'd end up blowing fuses and tripping breakers.
What the Holdmans have accomplished is a beautiful and wondrous thing.
They literally light up the night.
(pause) But my house isn't wired for that.
About 2000 years ago a beautiful and wondrous thing took place. Jesus, the Son of God, was born. And when that happened God lit up the night with 1000s upon 1000s of angels who announced to the Shepherds that the Christ had been born.
APPLY: Now, in our text this morning, we read that one of the reasons God lit up the night that evening was because this Jesus would "be great and (woul ...
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