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What Is Christmas?


Text: Luke 2:11  IBCSS    December 18, 2005

 By Pastor Jose B. Cabajar


Christmas is C-hrist's H-istoric, R-emarkable I-ncarnation S-tory, T-elling M-essiah's  A-waited

                     S-alvation    -Jose B. Cabajar


    C-hrist's      Luke 2:11     Colossians 1:14-18   

    The word "Christ"¯ emphatically reminds us of His pre-eminence in all things. Surely, the best way of showing our acknowledgement of His wonderful works is by giving Him first priority in our lives. He is worthy to be praised!             


    H-istoric    John 3:16

    Christ's birth is undeniably a significant event in the history of human race. His historic visit was an expression of His love for the fallen man. God's love is beyond the boundaries of human love.


    R-emarkable     Luke 1:26-35   Luke 2:7 

    The Lord's coming on earth was so amazing. His prophesied and fulfilled virgin birth was an awesome working of God. What a tremendous vindication of the trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures.       


    I-ncarnation    Isaiah 7:14     I Timothy 3:16

    Pondering about the Incarnate Deity in the light of the Scriptures will surely lead us to acknowledge that God is truly omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent loving God. Undoubtedly, God was revealed in the flesh.


    S-tory     Isaiah 9:6

     The story of Christ is the essence of history of the past, present and future. It is the best love story ever heard through the ages.


    T-elling   Luke 2:8-20

    The best news the world should hear is about Christ's mindfulness for a sinful and unmindful man. The word "telling"¯ reminds us to keep on proclaiming to all the world how Christ came to save sinners.


    M-essiah's     Genesis 3:15     Micah 5:2    Matthew 1:18-23        

    The word "Messiah"¯ reminds us of the promised Savior of the world, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. Its hope-giving impact into the lives of the early believers ushered them to walk in the path of faith. The Bible tells us that blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.


    A-waited    Luke 2:25-26

    Christā€™s coming was the most highly awaited event during the Old Testament times and the people who waited for Him by faith were fully blest with unspeakable joy.


    S-alvation    Luke 2:27-33    I Peter 1:8-9

     Salvation is the best gift a man could receive in his lifetime. In I Peter 1:8-9, it is written, Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Praise God Jesus came!


REMEMBER: Christmas without Christ is a mess. Christmas with Christ is a well-spent season filled with love, joy, peace and truth.





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