Christmas Time Is Here

 Matthew 11:1-11 New King James Version      

1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.  

2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples   

3 and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”  

4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:   

5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.   

6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”  

7 As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?   

8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.   

9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.   

10 For this is he of whom it is written:   ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.’  

11 “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  

Sermon Notes:  Christmas Time Is Here     

December is the month of great expectations.    

So, why do people feel frustrated during this time, when they supposed to feel joyful?”   

Christmas happened because there was sin in the world.  

The reason Christmas happened was that Jesus came to take away sin.     

The birth of Christ – that’s worth decorating for.  

God becomes human – that’s worth having a family gathering.  

That God would become a man to take away my sins – that’s worth turning my life around.  

And when you recognize what’s really important, what the real miracles of Christmas is.      

Then this Christmas starts to become more enjoyable.