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Miracle on 34th Street (2 of 3)
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Luke 2:12 (NIV)
• 2 Kings 4:1 (NLT)
The 4 Road Signs that Lead to a Miracle
1. TAKE THE ONE WAY THAT STARTS A MIRACLE
• Admit my need
• Go to God
• 2 Kings 4:2a (NIV)
2. STOP AND ASSESS WHAT I ALREADY HAVE
• 2 Kings 4:2b (NIV)
When it comes to Christmas I really am like a big kid. I just love everything about the season. I especially like the Christmas specials on television. Charlie Brown Christmas. I think that's my favorite. Don't you love that? The little tree that falls over. Frosty. Rudolph. Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I love them all. The other day I was flipping through the channels and I came across the Christmas Classic Miracle on 34th Street, the old black and white version. It's the story where Santa Claus gets put on trial. Now I'm not here to put Santa Claus or Rudolph or Frosty on trial. They are all good and fine, but I am here to say Christmas is not about them. It's about a baby in a manger 2,000 years ago. I'm afraid many times we so commercialize Christmas that we leave out Christ. That's why we're in this series I'm calling Decommercialized, as we're learning how to unplug the Christmas machine and experience the simplicity and yet the power of Christmas. In this series we've been having a little fun along the way. We're choosing some popular television commercials and we're decommercializing them and having a little fun with them. Have you seen the Mac commercials where the guy that represents Mac is real cool and hip and the guy that represents the PC is stodgy and outdated? Well, our creative team thought what would it be like if we did the Mac commercials with Santa and Jesus. I think it'd be something like this. Just watch.
Okay. If you really want to experience a miracle on 34th street or on your street this Christmas then you need to look to the Christ of Christmas. You need to look at the road signs that lead you to the Christ of Christmas. That's what the angel said on the first Christmas in Luke 2:12. "This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Underline the word sign. The shepherds followed the sign to the Christ child. The wise men followed the star, the sign that led them to Christ. So what do you do when you need a miracle? You look for the signs. Some day you're going to need a miracle. Some of you need a miracle this Christmas. Maybe it's a health miracle. Maybe it's a financial miracle. Maybe it's a relationship miracle. A miracle in your family. A miracle with your kids. A miracle in your marriage. What do you do when you need a miracle? You look for the signs that lead to a miracle.