What Does the Bible Say about Christmas?

Text: Matthew 1:20-25 Christmas is one of two main “Christian” religious holidays (the other is Easter). It is so common that people take it for granted and never give a second thought about it. But what does the Bible actually say about Christmas? Is it part of our service to God or something else? The Bible Says […]

Some Thoughts on Christmas

Text: Colossians 3:17 Many people (Christians and non-Christians) celebrate Christmas as a time of family, food, gifts, rest, etc. For most who identify themselves as Christians, Christmas is more than a holiday – it is a religious holy day. Many are shocked when we tell them that our congregation does not do anything special for Christmas. […]

Bible Teaching Related to Christmas

Text: Galatians 4:9-11 December 25th is the annual observance of Christmas. For many, it is a day to mark the birth of Christ. For many others, it is a day to enjoy time with family, exchange gifts, etc. For others, it is just a day with no more significance than any other day. In this […]

Christmas and the Christian

Text: Luke 2:9-11 What is Christmas? Celebration / commemoration of the birth of Jesus (also called the nativity) Origins (brief history) — all dates you will find are after the first century (this is significant) Earliest evidence of a celebration for Jesus’ birth on December 25th is in the middle of the 4th century Current […]

Christmas and the Christian

What is Christmas? Commemoration of the birth of Christ Secular holiday Jesus’ Birth in Scripture Prophesied in Old Testament – Genesis 3:15; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14 A time to praise God – Luke 2:9-14 Certain “traditional” details absent – day (Luke 2:8), number of wise men (Matthew 2:1), where the wise men saw Jesus (Matthew […]

The Reason for the Season

Why does the religious world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25? Biblical Ignorance – date never given, no instruction to celebrate His birth, instead we have instructions to commemorate His death Spiritual Apathy – the point above don’t matter, no desire to find Bible authority

Give Us a King

Text: 1 Samuel 8:4-22 Israel Wanted to be Like their Neighbors (v. 5) – In doing this they: Rejected God (v. 7) Would have unforeseen sacrifices/consequences (v. 11-18) Christians Must Not Conform to the World – Romans 12:2; 1 Peter 2:9 Areas in which Some Christians Have Conformed to the World: Religious Observance of Christmas […]