by Jeff Schreve

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Jerusalem - The City of the King (3 of 3)
Series: Location, Location, Location - The Key Places in the Birth of the King
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Matthew 2:1-3

Christmastime is a fun time, and it's also a busy time, and it's a hectic time. And sometimes in the busyness we can miss what's really important.

One of my favorite Christmas stories, to my knowledge, it's a true story. It's a story of a grandmother. She was getting on in years. And it was just one of those Christmases she couldn't get it together to get gifts for all her grandkids. So she decided, "You know what? This year I'm just going to send them a check." And so she sat down and she wrote the cards and she wrote the checks and then she put the cards in an envelope and she mailed them all off in time for Christmas. And she was kind of surprised that she never heard back from any of her grandkids. But she thought, Oh well, maybe they're busy. And so toward the end of December she was at that same desk and she was writing some bills. And she noticed under a piece of paper were some checks. And she looked and, lo and behold, they were the Christmas checks that she had written for all her grandkids. She forgot to put them in the card. All her grandkids got from Grandma was a card that said, "This Christmas buys your own present!" (Laughter). That'll teach „em, huh? (laughter). She forgot something really important - the gift!

Well, we've been in a series for Christmas called "Location, Location, Location." We're looking at the key places in the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. And today we are going to talk about Jerusalem. You can't forget Jerusalem. The Bible says in Psalm 137, "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill. May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I forget to exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy." Jerusalem is such an important place. The Bible says in Psalm 48, verses 1 and 2, "Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy m ...

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