The Children of Victory Fellowship performed the play Miracle on Main Street this morning in both of our Sunday services. The theme mentioned Christ being removed from Christmas and portrayed a town Mayor who was against a Christian theme being presented on the main street of is town who eventually warmed to the message of the gospel.
Our culture desperately needs the Christ of Christmas. With sin being seldom mentioned in public discourse, and with many within the church compromising the true message of the gospel, we must be willing to spread the true gospel message without reserve.
The message of Christmas is the message of God’s redeeming love towards us as sinners. With so many saying “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” we need desperately to boldly and loving share the truth of the season this year without compromise.
The foundation to God’s love for us in the Christmas message is that we are sinners from birth, separated from God both by an evil nature. We all have broken God’s moral law found in the Ten Commandments. James 2 reveals that if we break one commandment we are guilty of breaking them all.
Without intervention, we all will die and be confined in eternal torment in the lake of fire! God loved us enough to incarnate His Son into a human body. As God in human form, Jesus faced our every temptation without sin, eventually having our sin placed upon His own sinless spirit. Jesus endured our sin judgment so that we could escape hell and go to heaven.
The greatest Christmas gift ever given was the free gift given to each of us of eternal salvation through the sin sacrifice paid by Jesus Christ in His death.
So this Christmas as you shop and meet others, say a hearty Merry Christmas instead of happy holidays. Ask the Father to use you to bless others with the message of salvation through the sacrifice of Christ. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!