How to gain a new awareness of Jesus
December 27, 2012
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Our world just spent the past month going through a whirlwind of consumerism mixed with religion and a dash of spirituality when appropriate. And now that we’ve emerged on the other side of December 25th, let’s try to answer this question: What is the meaning of the Christmas season?
If you asked 20 people on the street this question, you’d probably get 20 answers. Some might say, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.” Others might answer, “It’s about being with those you love.” Now there’s a lot of truth in both of those answers, but they’re really both inadequate because they miss the main point: Jesus.
So I want to give you what I believe the Bible says is the real meaning of this season: In Jesus Christ, our greatest need is exposed; and in Jesus Christ, God’s greatest deed is disclosed. He came for us, He died for us, and He rose again for us.
If we can start living our lives in light of this key truth, we can have Christmas in our hearts year round. So as you start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions, start living today with a new awareness of what Christ did for you by coming into the world!
COME AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS AND INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW AWARENESS OF WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU!
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