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Jesus Is Completely Better Than Santa
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted December 21, 2011
RELIGION – The past few weeks I’ve been
writing and preaching on how we mess up Christmas when we treat it like
our birthday and fail to honor Christ on His. Well, one of the biggest
competitors to a Christ centered Christmas is the portly and jolly man
in red named Santa Claus. Now, I know hating on Santa is on par with
declaring the intrinsic evilness of hummingbirds. This will not win me
any fans at Christmas, but we must simply let the facts speak for
themselves. This is not original with me, although I have made some
• Santa lives at the
North Pole…. JESUS is everywhere.
rides in a sleigh…. JESUS walks on the water.
comes but once a year…. JESUS is an ever present help.
fills your stockings with goodies…. JESUS
supplies all your needs.
comes down your chimney uninvited…. JESUS
stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.
have to wait in line to see Santa…. JESUS is as close
as the mention of His name.
lets you sit on his lap….JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl,
what’s your name?” JESUS knew our name before we were born. Not
only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows
our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our
has a belly like a bowl full of jelly…. JESUS
has a heart full of love.
Santa can offer is HO HO HO…. JESUS offers health, help and
says “You better not cry”…. JESUS says “Cast
all your cares on me for I care for you.”
little helpers make toys…. JESUS makes new
life, mends wounded hearts, and repairs broken homes.
may make you chuckle but….JESUS gives you joy that is your
Santa puts gifts under your tree…. JESUS became our gift and died
on a tree…the cross.
gives gifts we enjoy and then forget… But JESUS is the gift we
all need more than anything else and that lasts for eternity.
Please don’t forget to honor Christ this Christmas. Don’t be afraid to
start new traditions together. Why not head out to a Christmas Eve
service. If you live in town, why not head over to First Baptist Church
Edgefield at 6:00pm Christmas Eve. Or if you live in Merriweather, why
not head over to Big Stevens Creek Baptist at 6:00pm. Take time and
read the Christmas Story from Luke 2 together as a family and pray
together. Or go around and ask each member of your family what gift
they can give to Jesus in the upcoming year.
Praying you all have a wonderful Jesus filled Christmas, Pastor Phillip
PS. Antioch will only be having one Sunday morning worship service at
10am. Please bring the whole family out as we worship the new born King.
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