The Father of Christmas
22 Dec 2001, Pr George Porter
(George is Thornleigh's Church Pastor)
TITLE: THE FATHER OF CHRISTMAS
THEME: HIS GIFT TO US - WRAPPED IN SCRIPTURE
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 1:16-25
I invite you to unwrap your gift by reading the Scriptures.
Is He Christ of the Mass or is He Christ the perfect gift from the Father?
THE CHRISTMAS PLAN - WHY?
Ephesians 1:4 He was appointed and chosen to save us from sin.
Romans 16: 25-26 To make manifest the Gospel according to the direction of God.
Rev 13:8 Planned from eternity as a safety measure for our future. God fed the plan of salvation into heaven's computer to retrieve the Lost programme.
THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTMAS
Exodus 25: 8 To be with us again
1 Peter 2:24 To be our real Christmas tree.
Galatians 4:4-5 Delivered as planned - On Time. see Daniel 9
John 3:16 His love will not let go of us.
THE HOW WHEN AND WHERE OF THE PROGRAMME
Numbers 24:17 Divine decorations lace the sky (see matt 2:10 Luke 2:13 Rev 5:11)
Isaiah 7:14 Miracle of a Holy virgin birth.
Micah 5:2 Delivery address of His Gift.
Galations 4:4-5 Delivered on time as predicted. see Daniel 9
OUR GIFT DELIVERED
Matthew 1:16-25 The Father of Christmas delivers our Saviour. A tiny bundle of Divinity and humanity. Our Salvation gift delivered on time as predicted. Our Father God's miracle gift to the human race on planet earth. The Father of Christmas kept His promise.
THE FATHER'S CHRISTMAS WITNESSES.
Matthew 2:1-12 The Magi-His invisible witnesses.
Luke 2:8-20 The shepherds
Luke 2:9-13 Angels the direct official witness
Luke 2:25 Simeon a devout man. God's proxy witness from men
Luke 2:36 Anna the prophetess who served God continually
OUR GIFT UNWRAPPED
Mark 2:10 Obviously human
Luke 1:35 Holy unique Son of God
Matt 1:23 Divine God with us
Phil 2:6-11 The Man called God
Hebrews 4:15 Tempted as man without sinning
2 Cor 5:21 The God-Man without sin. The Holy Gift.
OUR GIFT IS WRAPPED IN SCRIPTURE
HAVE YOU UNWRAPPED HIM YET?
Our Father of Christmas has sent us His Gift. He is never to be superceded. He will never wear out, rust out or be made obsolete. He is yours. Love and accept Him. Enjoy His company. He loves you. That is why He came.
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