Christmas Service 2019


December 24, 2019

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
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Christmas Service 2019

One of the most popular questions that many believers have during the Christmas Holiday is the question; What do you get for the one individual who has everything?

After all, December 25 has been celebrated as a day of Deity in many other of cults.

Look at one of the first questions that I asked you which was this; “Is there anything that you know that our Lord loves and desires, that He cannot get right now.

And we know that to be true because every day we are given natural and spiritual lostistics as soldiers for our Lord Jesus Christ WHO,  as Jehovah Jireh, (meaning the Lord Who provides) always provides more than enough for all.

It may not seem like it means anything now, but it really does mean something very vital and important and that is why our Lord taught those disciples what to expect once they begin carrying our Lord’s Word, which most Jews reject.

Now, in HEB 6:17,  here comes a glimpse of the Glory of our Lord, WHO, we are told that there are certain things that are impossible for Him to do; Heb 6:17-18.

HEB 6:17  In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,

HEB 6:18  in order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us.

This may NOT seem to be a biblical principle, but the writing is usually a sign of surrender so that JOH 3:30  comes to mind.

Here’s the main verse, short but powerful.– JOH 3:30  “He must increase, but I must decrease.

Unlike His false accusations Our Lord never missed an opportunity to reveal who He was to man, as well as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.

Our Lord always provided whatever His earthly army would need so that they were not preoccupied with their  bills and ignoring our Lord.

When you began on the road to spiritual self-esteem, there were many different categories or situations that Satan and the kingdom of darkness were becoming aware of and because of that they began to prepare his demons and fallen angels to handle the satanic attacks that will come our way.

Everything that His spiritual army would ever need concerning the details of life as well as the spiritual life that our Lord said God provides for all their families and to all His soldiers; Mat 6:34; Phi 1:2).

Then why should Jesus’ birthday be any different?

Christmas is not a time where the people of God should quarrel about what day did our Lord die.

Most of us realize that December 25 is not the exact date when our Lord was born, it is just a date that Christians would see and celebrate our Lord’s birth.

First of all, because, for thousands of years before Christians claimed ownership of December 25th, it was a Pagan holiday celebrating the birth of the Sun God “Sol Invictus.”

This festival concluded their annual winter festival of Saturnalia  which was  also a period of general merrymaking, wild parties, and excessive shopping to feed man’s lust.”

On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian  made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults.

For literally thousands of years before Christians claimed ownership of December 25th as the birth of Christ, it was a Pagan holiday celebrating the birth of the Sun God Sol Invictus.

Now, what we should be celebrating is a birthday that was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah in ISA 7:14 who wrote”Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel [God with us].

Notice the difference, we have Immanuel or God “with us” which is the prophecy of the Virgin Birth in the Old Testament.

On the other hand, Immanuel is “God in us” as a New Testament manifestation of the Shekinah Glory from the Old Testament.

It’s weird,” you say, “Because we can’t see Him, can we?

Well, listen to what the apostle Peter says in 1Pe 1:8  and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

PRIN: What can you possibly get for the God who has everything?”

Actually, if you believe what the apostle Paul said, then there are a lot of gift possibilities that Jesus would be delighted to get for His birthday.

  1. The most obvious answer as to what we should get for our Lord’s birthday is “Something We buy Him; Pro 23:23.

PRIN: What can you possibly get for the God who has everything?”

Our Lord loves to receive gifts and that is another reason why He was willing to die for ujs. PSA 133:1  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!

That’s a great birthday for our Lord because in LUK 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Because of that our Lord says JOH 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”

There are plenty of gifts you could give for free, but you will find in many of those cases, they’re even more costly than something you could purchase. — Such as reconciliation.

Notice, why do you think God the Holy Spirit had one of the Apostles or one of the disciples to help out before going to the playoffs.

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

Sacrifice is the highest expression of love and proof that it is sincere.