Man promises peace and even tries to provide it. God gives peace unlike any other. Look at the Christmas narrative this morning. Watch God provide peace in a way no one else ever can.
Christmas gifts not only meet needs or desires, they also express relationship between giver and recipient. God wants you to know Him, and uses two actions to introduce Himself at Christmas.
Christmas is about gifts and giving. Paul says love is the greatest gift; and today you will see that is true. First John repeats the theme of love, conveying a critical truth we celebrate at Christmas: Love builds relationships. Let’s discover three ways love builds relationships.
Christmas is not only a time of hope and peace, it is a season of joy. Joy is a spiritual trait springing from contentment. The Bible clearly shows that God’s presence produces joy. We discover three key areas where God’s presence produces joy.