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The Moment of His Birth (2 of 3)
Series: The Birth of Jesus
Ken D. Trivette
1. A little boy came home from Sunday School. He was so excited about learning about the Wise Men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. He was so excited that he had to tell his mother. He said, "I learned today in Sunday School all about the first Christmas. There wasn't a Santa Claus way back then, so these three fellows on camels had to deliver all the toys. And Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer with his nose so bright wasn't there so they had to have this big spotlight in the sky to find their way around."
2. The little boy's version of the birth of Jesus reminds me that for many there is not a real understanding of what Christmas what is really about.
3. In many ways, Christmas has become a toss up between Santa Claus and Jesus Christ.
4. Someone has given us what is called "Jesus verses Santa Claus."
* Santa lives at the North Pole. Jesus lives everywhere.
* Santa rides in a sleigh. Jesus rides on the wind and walks on the water.
* Santa comes once a year. Jesus is an ever present help.
* Santa comes down your chimney. Jesus stands at your door of your heart and knocks.
* Santa fills your stockings with goodies. Jesus supplies all your needs.
* You have to wait in line to see Santa. Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.
* Santa lets you sit in his lap. Jesus holds you in His hands.
* Santa has a belly like a bowl of jelly. Jesus has a heart of love.
* Santa's little helpers makes new toys. Jesus makes new lives.
* Santa puts gifts under your tree. Jesus became our gift and died on a tree.
5. It is because, to many, Christmas is more a commercial matter than a Christian matter, I am taking a few weeks to direct our thoughts and attention to the birth of Jesus.
6. We have considered "The Miracle Of His Birth." Today I want us to think about "The Moment Of His Birth."
1. THE MOMENT OF HIS BIRTH WAS PROPHETICALLY ANNOUNCED!
1. When yo ...
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