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12/9/18

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What Difference Does Christmas Make?

John 3:16-18

Question

Fact

Jesus’ birth has changed History. Why was God born as a baby?

Hebrews 4:15

                           “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Christmas Provides Three Personal Blessings:

I. My Past Can Be Forgiven - L Romans 3:23, 24

A. Everyone is a sinner - L Romans 3:23

B. Forgiveness is the solution- L Romans 3:24

II. My Present Can Be Managed - I Cor. 5:17

A. Jesus Christ Provides power. - Phil 4:13

“Justified” means declared righteous

 

“Redemption” refers to paying a price

Three Facts About God’s Forgiveness:

 

1.  Forgiveness is instant- L Romans 10:9

2.  Forgiveness is undeserved

Ephesians 2:8,9

“For by grace are you saved by faith and that, not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works lest you could boast.”

3.  Forgiveness is complete

Psalm 103:12

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has (God) removed our (sins) from us.”

Jeremiah 31:34

“…for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.”

I Corinthians 5:17

                                    “…If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things become new.”

I Corinthians 5:17

                                    “…If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things become new.”

I. My Past Can Be Forgiven - L Romans 3:23, 24

A. Everyone is a sinner - L Romans 3:23

B. Forgiveness is the solution- L Romans 3:24

“Justified” means declared righteous

 

“Redemption” refers to paying a price

Three Facts About God’s Forgiveness:

 

1.  Forgiveness is instant- L Romans 10:9

2.  Forgiveness is undeserved

Ephesians 2:8,9

“For by grace are you saved by faith and that, not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works lest you could boast.”

3.  Forgiveness is complete

Psalm 103:12

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has (God) removed our (sins) from us.”

Jeremiah 31:34

“…for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.”

II. My Present Can Be Managed - I Cor. 5:17

I Corinthians 5:17

                                    “…If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things become new.”

A. Jesus Christ Provides power. - Phil 4:13

I Corinthians 5:17

                                    “…If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things become new.”

Q: If Jesus supplies all your need, what is left?

   A: Nothing.

B. Jesus Christ provides Knowledge - I John 3:20​

“Wisdom”  is applied knowledge.

I John 3:20

                      “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.”

III. My Future Can Be Guaranteed

Hebrews 2:14,15

                                 “…Jesus became like us…to set free those who were slaves all their lives, because of their fear of death.”

A. Everyone will die physically.

Hebrews 9:27

                            “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.”

B. People don’t have to die spiritually  - L John 11:25,26

Three Gifts You Want To Have This Christmas:

1.  The gift of Forgiveness - Eph 1:4-7(GN)

2.  The gift of  Strength  - L John 14:16

3.  The gift of Eternal - L Romans 6:23

Ephesians 1:4-7

                               “Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be His through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before Him. Because of His love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ He would make us His sons and daughters – this was His pleasure and purpose. Let us praise God for His glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in His dear son! For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven.  How great is the grace of God.”

Conclusion:

God’s Three Blessings For Christmas have 4 aspects. Four Points of Interest

1)  Personal

2) Practical

3) Priceless

4) Permanent

Contact Information

Charity Baptist Church
2901 West Olive Street
Rogers, AR 72756

P: (479)636-8906
E: charity2901@gmail.com

Sunday Service Times

Sunday School    9:30 AM
Worship Service    10:45 AM
Prayer Team   5:00 AM

Wednesday Service

Times

 Children’s Ministry   6:30 PM
Team Kid –  4 years old through  5th Grade  

Youth 6:30 PM

Adult Bible Studies 6:30 PM

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