Sunday, December 29, 2013


Pastor Rick Jackson


Is Christmas over? The answer may not be what you think. It is true that Christmas is over. It is also true that Christmas continues. It is equally true that Christmas is calling. Calling you! How can this be? Aren’t these statements contradictory one to another or are they mutually exclusive? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!”


I. CHRISTMAS IS OVER! Al least, Christmas day, 12-25-2013 is over- and we should be thankful. Thankful? Thankful for what? Well…


1. Be Thankful for What You Got [Lk. 2:38, 2 Cor. 1:11, 9:15]


2. Be Thankful for What You Didn’t Get [Rm. 14:6, 6:23; Rev. 20:14]


3. Be Thankful for What You Gave [Col. 1:3, 12; 2:7, 3:17; 4:2]


II. CHRISTMAS CONTINUES! For the Christian- like the shepherds and the wise men- Christmas never end-especially if we…


1. Continue to Seek Christ Daily [Mt. 2:1-2, 9-12, 1 Cor. 15:31]


2. Continue to Worship Christ Openly [Mt. 2:2, 11; Heb. 13:15; Rev. 11:17]


3. Continue to Obey Christ Implicitly [Mt. 2:8, 13, 16; Jn. 14:15, 21, 15:10]


III. CHRISTMAS CALLS! Christmas calls for everyone to be involved!


1. Get Involved in the Receiving! [Jn. 1:12]


2. Get Involved in the Giving [Mt. 2:11, Lk. 6:38]


3. Get Involved in the Proclaiming [Lk. 2:16-29, Ps. 126:5-6, Mt. 28:18ff]

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