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CHRISTMAS GLORY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE IT

#1 - WHY PEOPLE LOVE CHRISTMAS GLORY AT A DISTANCE BUT NOT CLOSE UP

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Luke 2:21 - 35
#1 In The Series "CHRISTMAS GLORY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE IT"


For the truly converted, there comes to the surface at Christmas one of the strangest happenings among mankind. It's not something everyone senses - but the Godly see it and are amazed. People love God when he's left undefined and vague - far enough out of the way so as not to be a threat - like the baby Jesus in the manger. 

The masses have a love/hate relationship with the meaning of Christmas. People all over the world sing, "Silent night, holy night - all is calm, all is bright - round yon virgin, mother and child..." Wait a minute! Virgins don't conceive and give birth. What's going on here? 


That kind of deep working through the logic would bring God too close to home. There would be life-altering implications. That's what I mean when I say people resist God close up - living, sovereign, reigning, defined, and challenging the morality of their cultural tastes.


So here we are. What we see in all of this is perhaps not a bold denial as a selective tip-toeing around the revelation of Christmas. True, baby Jesus get a sentimental hug by many. People like some of the things He said. And they like some of the things he did. But they have a very hard time embracing the heart of who Jesus is and the heart of what He said.

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