To me, Christmas is a time of joy. The resounding message in our Christmas celebrations ought to echo with notes of joyjoy to the world, joy to you and me! My basis for this is Luke 2:10-11, when the angel announced, "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior--yes, the Messiah, the Lord--has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!"
The good news of Christmas is the gospel. It's about the greatest gift of all timeGod gave us Jesus Christ, his Son, who brings great joy to everyone who receives him. The purpose of Christmas is to share this gift. And what a perfect opportunity! It's a holiday that focuses on the Savior of the world. That is why I celebrate Christmas.
If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior and you'd like to experience great joy, may I invite you to receive his gift of salvation right now, and join me in celebrating Christmas? It's very simple. Here's how:
- Admit you are a sinner. (Romans 3:23; 10:9-10)
- Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from sin and death and give you eternal life. (Romans 5:8; John 3:16)
- Recognize your sin before God and let him help you turn from your old life to a new life in Christ. (Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Receive, by faith in Jesus Christ, his free gift of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8)
If you've just received Jesus .... Merry Christmas! Why not celebrate by telling someone? You can leave a comment below or post a note on my facebook page.
Learn More About the Gift of Salvation:
- Why Become a Christian?
- How to Become a Christian
- Pray A Salvation Prayer
- What's Next? Getting Started ...
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