“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope
Christmas is the perfect time to invite someone to church. Every day people are faced with staggering circumstances and Christmastime is no exception.
We are reminded that Jesus is love not only through His resurrection, but also His birth.
Whether someone comes to church out of curiosity, a willingness to try something new or in desperate need of a Savior, it could be your invitation that leads them to Jesus.
“The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14
- On a real day — in real history. In a real city — in a real world. The real Savior — to take away all our guilt. The real and only Christ — to fulfill all our hopes. The real Lord — to defeat all our enemies, and make us safe and satisfied for ever.
- You can know Him today. Because On this real day, today — Today not History, You can live in freedom!
- In a real place — Where you are now in this world. Whatever that is
- Knowing The real Savior will take away all your guilt.
- The one and only real Christ — God through Christ will fulfill all your hopes.
- The real Lord — Will defeat all your enemies, and make you safe and satisfied for ever.
Why am I so discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my Hope in God! I will Praise Him again – my Savior and my God! – Psalm 42:11
Merry Christmas: “I bring 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.” Luke 2:10-11
God’s Rosebud ~ Author unknown
A new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day.
Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.
The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any of the petals.
The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.