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Jesus Saves

Jesus Changes Everything  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Intro

Favorite Christmas traditions
Do traditions sometimes get in the way of the true meaning of Christmas?
"I want no Christmas without a burden for lost souls, a message for sinners, a heart to bring in the lost sheep so dear to the Shepherd, the sinning souls for whom Christ died." - John R. Rice
"I want no Christmas without a burden for lost souls, a message for sinners, a heart to bring in the lost sheep so dear to the Shepherd, the sinning souls for whom Christ died."
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- John R. Rice
The point - Jesus was born to bring us into a relationship with God. When you celebrate Christmas, it’s useless to celebrate the fact that He came if you don’t grasp WHY He came.

- God’s perfect timing

Luke 2:4–7 ESV
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
David - a man after God’s heart (, )
2 Samuel 7:16 ESV
And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’ ”
2. Caesar Augustus census brought Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem (90 mi)
) - His

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