Carmelo Caparros
Dec 24, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

December is the TRADITIONAL time of the year when the BIRTH of Christ is celebrated, but we do not know for certain the exact date he was born. Scholars have been debating back and forth on this issue for hundreds of years.

Some say it was December. Others say it is January. Others say it could not be, because it was winter time and it would have been extremely oppressive for them to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the required census, which would take 3 days journey riding on a donkey.

So others conclude that it must have been between August and September which was before winter. I do not want to get into the nitty gritty debates of this, because I think the specific date is irrelevant.

What is important is that CHRIST was BORN to save us and because of this reason, I think it is a good thing to celebrate the BIRTH of Christ, but even as that is a must, I believe that there is something that is amiss or lacking in our Christmas celebrations. This is what I would like to talk about today.

There are THREE POINTS to our sermon:

I. The POWER of Christ’s BIRTH, DEATH and RESURRECTION:
II. The POWERLESSNESS of these events taken APART from each other.
III.The POWER of these EVENTS taken as a WHOLE.