by Fred Lowery

How to Have a Wonderful Christmas
Dr. Fred Lowery
December 23, 2007
John 1:1; John 1:14; Luke 1:46-47; Luke 2:13-14; Philippians 2:5; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:9; I John 4:18; Luke 2:10-11; Luke 1:30, 35, 37; Matthew 1:20,24; Luke 1:13; Luke 2:11

A little girl came home from Sunday School with a picture and showed her parents and we get that a lot from Laura Leigh and Lili and it's always fun to look at the pictures and to try to imagine what they've really drawn and at least what they were trying to draw. So this little girl came home and the mom was looking at the picture and she saw what looked like an airplane kind of with stick people. And in this little airplane is two people in the back and one in front then a fat man standing beside the airplane. So she asked who are the people in the airplane. Well in the back Mary and Joseph. Well who's in the front? Pontius the Pilot. Well who's the fat man beside the airplane? Round John Virgin. It's amazing how kids hear things and the words that they come up with, you know they just pick up stuff and it doesn't just always translate does it. I think that's true about Christmas and I want to talk to you this morning just about some of those words that are really the key words of Christmas that we don't talk about. We talk about Merry Christmas and Here comes Santa and those kinds of things but there's some key words that I'm afraid we miss that we ought to include in our Christmas. If we could condense all the words of Christmas in to just three words, three words it would simply be God with us. It's one word in the language of the Bible. Immanuel, God with us. The glory of Christmas is to see not just the baby in the manger but that God came down from heaven to dwell among mankind. God came to earth taking upon Himself humanity in order to save the world, in order to save us from our sins. This word glory, if you want a great definition of the word glory its God coming down from heaven in o ...

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