by Jerry Vines

I Timothy 1:15
Jerry Vines

I think this is one of the greatest Christmas verses in all of the Bible. It's not often thought of as a
Christmas verse but I think you will agree with me that it is indeed a Christmas verse and it is a verse which
really wraps up the meaning of Christmas. If you cannot say what this verse says as a personal testimony
I hope and pray that you will be able to before you leave the service today.
"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." (I Tim. 1:15)
I guess the greatest lesson I ever learned about the meaning of Christmas I learned from a man
named Truman Snow. I guess the experience I had on a Christmas day with him taught me about as much
about Christmas as anything else I have ever known. I distinctly remember on that day as I made my way
to his motel room that Truman's name always reminded me of Christmas - Truman Snow. "In the lane
snow is glistening." "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." But the fact of the matter, Christmas day for
Truman Snow that year really was going to be anything but a white Christmas. His parents had asked me
if I would go over to the motel that day and check on him. He was separated from his wife and would not
be with his children on that particular day. They were concerned about him.
I had Christmas that morning with my children. They had opened up the toys as they always did.
Then we read the Christmas story as I always do and explained to them the meaning and the purpose of
Christmas. Then we had that sumptuous Christmas meal that all of you are anticipating this coming
Wednesday. After all of that was over with my family I got in the car and made my way ...

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