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The deepest sadness belongs to all who still refuse to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour (John 1:12-13) 

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Those soft baby hands fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb were made to have two nails hammered thorough them. Those little chubby feet were made to walk up the hill and be nailed to a cross. That sacred head was made to wear a crown of thorns. His tender body wrapped in the swaddling clothes would be pierced by a spear to reveal a broken heart. The death of Christ was NO ACCIDENT: HE WAS BORN TO DIE.

Drawing Near.

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Matthew 1:16, 18,“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:  When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with Child of the Holy Ghost.”


Luke 2:7-19 – “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:  and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not:  for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this Child.  And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.  But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”



Bill & Gloria Gaither – Mary, Did You Know? [Live] ft. Mark Lowry

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Gospel Hymns For Daily Strength

Cradled in a manger, meanly,
Laid the Son of Man His head;
Sleeping His first earthly slumber
Where the oxen had been fed.
Happy were those shepherds listening
To the holy angel’s word;
Happy they within that stable
Worshipping their infant Lord.

Happy all who hear the message
Of His coming from above;
Happier still who hail His coming,
And with praises greet His love.
Blessèd Savior, Christ most holy,
In a manger Thou didst rest;
Canst Thou stoop again, yet lower,
And abide within my breast?

Evil things are there before Thee;
In the heart, where they have fed,
Wilt Thou pitifully enter,
Son of Man, and lay Thy head?
Enter, then, O Christ most holy;
Make a Christmas in my heart;
Make a heaven of my manger:
It is heaven where Thou art.

And to those who never listened
To the message of Thy birth,
Who have winter, but no Christmas
Bringing them Thy peace on earth,
Send to these the joyful tidings;
By all people, in each home,
Be there heard the Christmas anthem;
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Grant us, Father,hearts of worship

At this time of Jesus’ birth;

We would see anew His glory

Shine throughout this sin-cursed earth. —D. De Haan

Heaven’s choir came down to sing when heaven’s King came down to save.

By Jennifer Benson Schuldt




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How can an unbeliever celebrate Christmas without giving prominence to Christ?
What significance is it to them?
They don’t accept Christ and their Lord and Saviour?
They don’t believe that He is the only way to Heaven.
They don’t want Him in their lives for the first 11 months of the year, only when December comes they become ‘christians’.
Does that makes sense to anyone?
Why is that you never see them celebrate another religion’s festival, only Christmas?
Is it because of the goodies, the booze and the merry-making.
Christ came to save souls not for us to have a drunken feast!


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Adrian Rogers: The Wisdom of Christmas


Published on Dec 3, 2012

Series: What Child is This?

The wisest choice you could make — now or ever — is to follow the example of the Wise Men and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Seek Him the way they sought Him. Bring to Him what they brought Him. Recognize who He is and say, “Lord, my wealth, my worship, my witness is yours. Jesus, You are Lord.”

I own nothing, all the rights belong to Adrian Rogers (R.I.P.) & his website http://www.lwf.org.


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The Christmas Story by John MacArthur

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011

What is Christmas really all about? Listen to John MacArthur, Pastor of Grace Community Church, explain the true “reason for the season”.

John MacArthur “Christmas Message”

Published on Dec 22, 2013

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The Theology of Christmas (Philippians 2:5-11) John MacArthur

Published on Jun 18, 2012


To put it mildly, Christmas is a little bit confusing to the watching world, I’m pretty sure. I never really get over that. Year after year I’m struck by the paradoxes of Christmas, the strange juxtaposition of Christianity and a kind of carnival mentality, the humility and poverty of the stable confused with the wealth and indulgence of selfishness and gift giving, the quietness of Bethlehem with the din of the shopping mall, the seriousness of the incarnation with the silliness of the party spirit and party attitude, the blinking colored lights juxtaposed with the star of heaven. Just a confusion designed certainly by the enemy of men’s souls, cheap plastic toys mixed with the true gift of the wise men, angels confused with flying reindeer, an ox and an ass in a stable confused with a red nosed reindeer, of all things, the filth of the stable confused with the whiteness of fresh snow. And so it goes and you’re familiar with all of that. Mary and Joseph and North Pole elves…kind of hard to look through this and see the reality.

But it reached epic proportions for me, this confusion, when I read an article written by a leader in the Episcopalian diocese of Los Angeles, a diocese, by the way, led by a lesbian woman who was recently appointed. And this representative of Episcopalianism wrote this. “There are few causes to which I am more passionately committed than that of Santa Claus. Santa Claus deserves not just any place in the church but the highest place of honor where he should be enthroned as the long bearded ancient of days, the divine and holy one whom we call God.”

He’s not done. “Santa Claus is God the Son…’You better watch out, you better not pout, Santa Claus is coming to town, he knows whether you’ve been bad or good, he slips into the secrets of the heart as easily as he slips down the chimney.’ Santa Claus is God the Father, the creator of heaven and earth in whose hand is a pack bursting at its seams with the gifts of His creation. Santa Claus is God the Holy Spirit who comes with the sound of gentle laughter, with the shape like a bowl full of jelly. And he comes in the night to sow the seeds of good humor. Santa Claus indeed deserves the exalted and enthroned place in the church for he is God the Son, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. I’ve seen him in the toy store, I even saw him in his car on the freeway the other day. And when I saw him with his crazy beard and his baggy suit, I saw more than the seasonal merchant of cheap plastic toys, I saw no less than the triune God. I hope you can see him too.”

Huh? I mean, have you ever heard anything more convoluted than that? Incredible. What chaos and what confusion, after all, what is Christmas about, what is the celebration of the birth of Christ really about? We could approach it from the standpoint of the Old Testament prophets, we could approach it from the standpoint of Mary or Joseph. We could approach it from the standpoint of the angels or the shepherds or even the wise men who came later. We could approach it from the standpoint of the inn keeper. We could approach it from the standpoint of Herod who had a lot at stake in his own mind. But I want you to look at it from the view past the event that is given to us by the beloved Apostle Paul. So open your Bible to Philippians chapter 2…Philippians chapter 2. Here is the theology of Christmas, okay? The Theology of Christmas….

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Uploaded on Nov 5, 2010

It’s called . . . “the most wonderful time of the year.” But if Christmas really is that great . . . why do so many people miss it? That’s right, most people — maybe even you — will miss Christmas this year!



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-“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20

As each happy Christmas
Dawns on earth again,
Comes the Holy Christ Child
To the hearts of men.

Enters with His blessing
Into every home,
Guides and guards our footsteps,
As we go and come.

All unknown, beside me,
He will ever stand,
And will safely lead me
With His own right hand.

Words: J. Wilhelm Hey, Fabeln für Kinder (Hamburg, Germany: 1833) (Alle Jahre wieder, kommt das Christus Kind). Translated from German to English by Harriet R. Spaeth, Little Children’s Book (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1885).

Music: Alle Jahre Wieder Johann C. H. Rink (1770-1846)



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