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The Spirit of Christmas - Week 4

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
December 25, 2021

The Spirit of Christmas – Week 4
December 26, 2021

Whats So Awesome About Christmas

Christmas Traditions 1-5
Global Christmas

What Is One Global Christmas Tradition? 

The Entire World Marks Time With Christmas  

B.C. – Before Christ
A.D. – Anno Domini – “In The Year Of Our Lord”

Christmas Gift Hidden

Col 1:15 NLT
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation

3 Most Amazing Things About Christmas

GOD Became A Man

Religion – Man Getting To God
Christianity – God Rescuing Man

Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:20
But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Is God

God Became A MAN

Jesus (God) Became A Man

He Was Born
He Had A Physical Body
He Went To School

Hebrews 2:14 NLT
Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.

Hebrews 4:14-16
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The Great Delima
Immaculate Conception

If Jesus Is Not Human
He Could Not Have Died For Our Sins

If Jesus Is Not God
*He Would Have Been Born In Sin*

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given

Christmas Is Awesome Because
God Gave His Best Gift

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Not Everyone Believes This

1 John 4:3
and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

2 John 7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

John 12:46 AMP
I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message]
will not continue to live in darkness.

Matthew 16:13-15
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”