by Steve Wagers

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Jesus: The Promise Fulfilled (2 of 3)
Series: Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child
Steve N. Wagers
Matthew 1:18-25
December 16, 2007

Sermon Outline
1. The Mystery of His Birth!
A) An Ordinary Place
B) An Ordinary Person
2. The Miracle of His Birth!
A) A Natural Arrangement
B) A Supernatural Accomplishment
3. The Message of His Birth!
A) The Promised Savior
B) The Provided Savior

A little boy came home from Sunday school and was so excited about the story he heard of the Wise Men, that he shared it with his parents. He said, "I learned all about the first Christmas. There wasn't any Santa Claus 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."

Sadly enough, Christmas has become a toss-up between Santa and Jesus. Everyone seems to be more interested in the initials S. C. (Santa Claus) than J. C. (Jesus Christ).

Someone has written a piece showing why Jesus is far better than Santa.

Santa Claus lives at the North Pole...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa Claus rides in a sleigh...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa Claus comes but once a year...
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa Claus fills your stockings with goodies...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

You have to wait in line to see Santa Claus...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa Claus lets you sit on his lap...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa Claus doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy/girl."
JESUS knows our names, our addresses, our history, our future, and the very hairs on our head.

Santa Claus has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa Claus can offer is HO! HO! HO!
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa Claus says "You better not cry"...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares o ...

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