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Christ-mas is the celebration of Christ

"Christ" means "Messiah", or the One that God promised would set people free from death and destruction. The only people who can be set free are whom? Those who give Jesus their hearts and lives.   (See God's Promises...)

        On December 25th we celebrate Jesus Christ's birthday. When you have a birthday you have your friends over, and they come and eat cake with you, bring you presents, and remember how wonderful you are to them. Some of them might say nice things about you. But most of all, they will enjoy your company and make you happy. Birthdays are celebrations of the person who was born, with the purpose of honoring them. The focus is on the birthday boy or girl. In this case, the focus of Christmas should be on the birthday Boy, Jesus.

Christmas is to honor Christ. How can we do this? Can we bring Him presents? What should they be… (Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deut 6:5 ) ; ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matt 25:40

How can we honor Christ?  Jesus says that whenever two or more of you are gathered in my Name, there I am in your midst.  Let's speak of Jesus Christ!

Who is He that we celebrate? I am going to pass these out, read your slip of paper, and tell us all how this has practically impacted your life this year. Cite examples in detail. 

Who is Jesus?        What Power does Jesus have?

What did Jesus DO?        Who did Jesus say He was?

What is Jesus doing now?

Who is Jesus?

  1. ~~ "You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:31-33  
  2. ~~ "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be call the Son of God." Luke 1:34-35
  3. ~~ When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.  But he had no union with her until she gave birth to  a son.  And he gave him the name Jesus.  Matthew 1:24-25
  4. ~~ The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14
  5. ~~ and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection for the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 1:4
  6. What Power does Jesus have?

  7. ~~  Isaiah 9:6,7  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.   And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever
  8. ~~ Isaiah 42;1-4  Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. 
  9. ~~ Isaiah 59:20 "The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins," declares the Lord. 
  10. What did Jesus DO?

  11. ~~ "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor."  Matthew 11:5  ;  Mark 1:14 ; Luke 18:1
  12. ~~ Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.  He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him...The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.  Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  "The Spirit of the Lord is on me,...and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."  Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.  The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."  Luke 4:14-21
  13. ~~ Jesus went through Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  Matthew 4:23
  14. ~~ When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.  So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34
  15. ~~ Jesus wept.  John 11:35
  16. ~~"I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal." said Jesus.  Luke 13:32  
  17. ~~ Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for out iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 
  18. ~~ And when Jesus had cried out again in  a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from the top to bottom.  Matthew 27:50,51 (and Mark 15:37-39; Luke 23:44-48)
  19. ~~ "God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.  Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear."  Acts 2:32, Ephesians 1:20, Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 10:12
  20. ~~ "Come, let us return to the Lord.  He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.  After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence."  Hosea 6:1,2
  21. ~~ We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.  Romans 6:4, 1Corinthians 15:20, Hebrews 13:20
  22. Who did Jesus say He was?

  23. ~~ Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."  John 1:49 ~~ "You are right in saying I am a king.  In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth....  John 18:33-37
  24. ~~ "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."  Mark 10:45
  25. ~~ On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not came to call the righteous, but the sinners."  Mark 2:17
  26. ~~ Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."  John 11:25,26
  27. What is Jesus doing now?

  28. ~~ While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.  Luke 24:51 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.  Acts 1:9
  29. ~~ Jesus said, "You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."  Luke 12:40
  30. ~~ Jesus said, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."  John 14:3
  31. ~~ But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.  Psalm 49:15
  32. ~~ The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind:  "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."  Psalm 110:4
  33. ~~ For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.  Hebrews 4:15
  34. ~~ Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:25
  35. ~~ The Lord reigns forever; He has established His throne for judgment.  He will judge the world in righteousness; He will govern the peoples with justice.  Psalm 9:7-8 
  36. ~~ Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.  1Chron 29:11 NKJV
  37. ~~ But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.  "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."  Acts 7:55,56
  38. ~~ Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:9-11
  39. ~~ The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.  After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of  the Majesty in heaven.  Hebrews 1:3
  40. ~~ "Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Here is the man … who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed majesty and sit and rule on his throne.  And he will be a priest on his throne."  Zechariah 6:12,13
  41. ~~ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Heb 1:8



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