Who Needs Christmas? Week 1 – Rusty Hutson – November 26, 2017
Who Needs Christmas? with all of the hectic ness and crazy that comes this time of year.
Why don’t we ask instead, Who needs Christmas?
James 1:16-17 – Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
SO, OUR FIRST ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF “WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS?” IS THE WORLD; THE WORLD NEEDED, NEEDS AND CONTINUES TO NEED CHRISTMAS.
The broken, confused, frustrated, lost, last, least, forgotten – these are those who need Christmas.
Isaiah 49:6 – “I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Who are those that this light comes to? Jesus’ list is in Matthew 5:3-11
We are His Ambassadors. What Gift can we bring?\
- Gift of Kindness – Titus 3:3-5
- Gift of Patience – Galatians 5:22-23
- Gift of Presence – Isaiah 43:1-3
- Gift of Hope – Romans 12:12. “Rejoice in HOPE”
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
REMEMBER THE WORLD NEEDS CHRISTMAS