CHRIST THE TRUE REASONS FOR THE SEASON

Key Verse: Luke 2:8-20

 Christmas season is a time that is loved by many and hated by just as many. Yet, regardless of which side of that issue you fall on, this much is true: the Christmas season is a time filled with many mixed messages and a lot of worldly rituals.

This is supposed to be the one time in the year when the world remembers the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, but what we get is a time of overindulgence and the real reason is lost.
If we are honest we all enjoy Christmas, but we must be aware that there are some terrible misconceptions surrounding the true meaning of the season. It has become more about money, commercialism and greed. Others see it as a time for parties, meals and get-togethers.

some children know Christmas only as a time for Santa, Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer  and as a result, some children have no idea what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.

(Ill. A little boy came home from Sunday school. He was so excited about learning about the Wise Men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. He was so excited that he had to tell his mother. He said, "I learned today in Sunday School all about the first Christmas.

There wasn't a Santa Claus way back then, so these three fellows on camels had to deliver all the toys. And Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer with his nose so bright wasn't there so they had to have this big spotlight in the sky to find their way around.")

(Ill. Some one has compared Santa Claus and the Lord Jesus in a piece called "Santa Versus Jesus.")

Santa lives at the North Pole. Jesus lives everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh. Jesus rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes once a year. Jesus is an ever present help.
Santa comes down your chimney. Jesus stands at your door of your heart and knocks.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies. Jesus supplies all your needs.
You have to wait in line to see Santa. Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit in his lap. Jesus holds you in His hands.
Santa has a belly like a bowl of jelly. Jesus has a heart of love.
Santa’s little helpers makes new toys. Jesus makes new lives.
Santa puts gifts under your tree. Jesus became our gift and died on a tree.

Thank God for the Bible! In His holy, inspired, infallible Word, God sets the record straight where Christmas is concerned! He gives us, in no uncertain terms, the true reasons for the season. 
 "Jesus is our reason for the season"

May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas

Christmas 2017 Events and Service Times - All are welcome.

Date

Service

Venue

 Start Time

Sunday 22nd December

Fellowship Service           followed by children's  celebrations & refreshments

St. Marks  Church  Corner Marsh Hill/Bleak Hill Rd., Erdington, Birmingham B23 7EL 

2.00pm

Wednesday 25th December

Joint Christmas Day Service 

Pastor Maxine Brooks
The Ebenezer Mission Hall
Cook Street
Nechells
Birmingham
B7 5LP

9:00am


Tuesday 31st December

Watch Night Service                     St. Marks  Church  Corner Marsh Hill/Bleak Hill Rd., Erdington, Birmingham B23 7EL 

10:00pm

 

 

 

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