First Baptist of Saura Valley
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2017-12-24

Luke 2. "Christmas Classic" Sunday December 24, 2017 11am

Around Christmas they show what they consider a classic movie called “It’s a wonderful life”. To me each year at Christmas I find that it could not be Christmas at our church unless we read the Christmas classic; Luke 2:1-20.

So for us to get the utmost out of this classic there are scriptures that we must honor in our heart. Isaiah it a good starting point as GOD tells us in Isaiah 1:18 to compare GOD’s gift of grace with the gifts that the world has for us.
Isaiah 1:18 come now let us reason together saith the Lord, though you sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Have we taken the first step, As Jesus told Nicodemus, you must be born again?
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


Have we followed GOD’s plan in Romans to gain eternal life?
Romans 10:9
9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Do we begin our daily walk with Jesus by following the scriptures? Let these scriptures always be on our mind and let us memorize them.

23rd Psalm. The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want.
We have everything we need in Jesus as our savior and guide.

Micah 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God

Proverbs 3:5-6 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Matt 22:37-40 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

If we have Jesus in our heart and let him shepherd us, we have all we need for Christmas and for all eternity.

With our hearts prepared we will have great joy and peace from Jesus' first Christmas. Isaiah says it so beautifully about our peace: Isaiah 26:3
3Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Jesus says my peace I give you, not as the world gives.
Using all we have learned , Then we shall have the peace that passeth all understanding.

A. Caesar Augustus is used by GOD for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem. 1-5
B. Are we making room for Jesus?6-7
C. I bring you tidings of great joy for all people 8-14
D. Will we search for Jesus as the shepherds did.15-16
E. Go tell everybody that Jesus the Christ is born 17-20
May GOD bless you with his grace and peace through His son Jesus our savior.