The meaning of Christmas has so much more of a deeper meaning than waking up your parents to tear apart the presents under the Christmas tree. The true meaning of Christmas is different than the way the world has sculpted it. There was a baby born long ago named Jesus. He came here to cleanse a sinful world of its dirty deeds. Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord”. The true meaning of Christmas has been buried, Jesus has been covered by Santa and worshiping has been covered by opening presents. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of God as a man who came to our filthy earth to save every soul that chose so trust in him. Give Christmas it’s true meaning back by thinking of Jesus and sharing the word with anybody you meet. Giving and getting presents isn’t a bad thing to do at Christmas but don’t obsess on them. Thank the lord and be grateful for what you get. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Christmas is the greatest holiday of the year and remember to worship Jesus for showing his love for us. As Christians we want to celebrate the birth of Christ together and share the good news with our families. We need to be forgiving and kind through Christmas as we do all year round. Always remember we can’t be blinded by greed this Christmas season, let Christ work through you this holiday season and years to come.
Worship: a thankfulness toward God
Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name.
Worship is a part of almost every church service in the country. It is also, for many people, a deciding factor in what church they are going to attend. So what is worship and does it play a major role in the church?
Well Col. 3:16 says " Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." So worship is used to teach and admonish, but it is also for being thankful toward God for everything he has done for us . ( Ps. 98:1, 95:1-3 ....) There are many passages in the psalms about being thankful to the Lord. not only for salvation, but also for him being a just God, a Rock of salvation, the protector of his people, and there are many other reasons also.
Even though there are other reasons to worship one of the most important is to give thanks unto the Lord for all the tings he has given and done for us. So this Christmas season remember to worship God for the gift of his son to us.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalms 95:2
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