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Bits and Bytes

Posted by Rick on December 4, 2007

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday’s sermon, “The King That Missed Christmas”:

  • Don’t be so busy trying to celebrate Christmas that you miss Christ.
  • Herod the Great had incredible wealth.  He was powerful, prestigious, and paranoid.
  • The shepherds were poor, bored, and open to hear the Word of the Lord.
  • Jesus was incredibly poor.  He owned nothing and was even stripped of His clothes at his execution.
  • God sent Herod three international messengers to let Herod know that a King had been born.
  • Everyone could see the star of Jesus, but Herod ignored it.
  • Instead of rejoicing at the birth of our Savior, he sought to destroy the New Born.
  • Herod was too preoccupied with entertaining dignitaries, completing governmental tasks, and preserving his own power to perceive the birth of Christ.
  • We, too, are often too preoccupied with decorating, entertaining, shopping, partying, etc, to truly acknowledge the birth of Christ.

Make this season a time where you take time for Jesus.  After all,

                                                                         JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON!

You can listen to Sunday’s sermon here.

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