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Pastor gives three assurances of Christmas

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On Sunday, Dec. 22, Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Jr., pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia preached "The Significance of Christmas" based on Matthew 1:21-23.

Pastor Blakey introduced his sermon by telling the congregation that the church has a responsibility of claiming what belongs to the church. The Christmas holiday belongs to the church. However, if we are not careful, worldly things will drown out Christmas.

We can claim the Christmas story not only in this season but all year long. We can celebrate the Christ Child based on the scripture above especially when we know that Christmas gives us three assurances.

  1. God with us. Because of the birth of Christ, we have God with us all the time. He is with us not just during the Christmas holiday, but He is with us all the time (Matthew 1:23).
  2. God in us. Because of the birth of Christ, we have God not just with us, but He is in us. On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to live in us. Christ in us is our hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
  3. God for us. We have everything we need because God is for us. Before you were born, God had a plan and purpose for you. What He has planned for you won't end after Christmas. Our heritage is in God.

Pastor Blakey concluded by saying:

"If you didn't have a tree, it will still be Christmas. If you didn't have lights, it will still be Christmas. If you don't get a trinket in a box, it will still be Christmas. You have all things when you have Jesus because God is with us, God is in us and God is for us."



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