December 15, 2019
The Third of Six Ways to Miss Christmas
Text: Matthew 2:4-6
- THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL
- THE REASONS THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS MISSED CHRISTMAS
- THE REASON MOST TODAY MISS CHRISTMAS
- They didn’t understand that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) and that sin consigns people to an eternal hell forever with no hope of any reprieve. But, there’s good news because, the rest of that verse says, “But the free gift of God is eternal life thru Jesus Christ our Lord” and THEREIN LIES THE CORE OF CHRISTMAS! So, whatever you do, don’t miss the Christ of Christmas as you humble yourself before Him.
- Like so many today, the Jews in Jerusalem ignored the remedy because they didn’t even know they had the disease. I pray that’s not true of you, but if it is, then listen carefully to what the angel told the shepherds that first Christmas night …“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” So, whatever you do, please don’t miss the atoning, redeeming work of the Christ of Christmas.