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“Now the birth of
Jesus Christ was as
follows”
Christmas Season - celebrates
December
th
25
birthday of Christ
пѓ�Happy time of year
пѓ�Gifts exchanged
пѓ�Can we celebrate ?
I. Observations
No proof of December 25th
Luke 2:1-14
Exact year, month, day is
not revealed
Adopted in
rd
3
or
th
4
century
Christians can enjoy as
National Holiday
Phil. 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord
always”
We may give and receive gifts
Memorial Day
July
4th
Labor Day
Valentine’s
Day
“But he who doubts is
condemned if he eats,
because he does not eat
from faith; for whatever is
not from faith is sin.”
Romans 14:23 NKJV
Christian Liberty
II. Not a Holy Day
“Christmas” not in Bible
Catholic “Christ Mass”
Not observed in early church
No command in Bible
10. Ye observe days, and
months, and times, and
years.
11. I am afraid of you, lest
I have bestowed upon you
labour in vain.
Gal. 4:10-11
16. Let no man therefore
judge you in meat, or in
drink, or in respect of an
holyday, or of the new
moon, or of the sabbath
days:
17. Which are a shadow of
things to come; but the
body is of Christ.
Col. 2:16-17
“observe all things that I
have commanded.”Mt.28:20
“speak as the oracles of
God” 1 Peter 4:11
We must not “go beyond
what is written” 1 Cor.4:6
“And upon the first day of
the week, when the
disciples came together to
break bread,” Acts 20:7
Dates Suggested For
The Birthday of Christ
January
6
December
Every month of year!
25
III. What We Know
Matt.
Luke
пѓ�Caesar Augustus
пѓ�Virgin Mary
пѓ�Bethlehem of Judea
пѓ�Wise men from East
пѓ�Fullness of time - Gal. 4:4-7
Birth was not His beginning
“In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning
with God.” John 1:1-2
His Spirit pre-existed His body
“This is he of whom I said,
After me cometh a man
which is preferred before
me: for he was before me.”
John 1:30
Jesus pre-existed John
“Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Before Abraham was,
I am.”
John 8:58
Jesus pre-existed Abraham
“Without father, without
mother, without descent,
having neither beginning
of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the
Son of God; abideth a
priest continually.”
Hebrews 7:3
His physical birth did not bring
Him into existence !!
Likeness of a man - Phil.2:6-8
“word was made flesh” Jn.1:14
Incarnation
“Immanuel” = God with Us
Matt. 1:18-23
Birthdays celebrate one’s
beginning.
Christ had no beginning !
To celebrate His birthday
would detract from His deity.
We have no “Christmas” service
Not wrong to observe holiday
Proof of His Divinity
Sermon by Arthur Pigman
Evans Church of Christ
515 Gibbs Road
Evans, Ga. 30809
706-855-1249
[email protected]
www.evansgachurchofchrist.org
Sunday Morning December 20, 2009
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