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Preparing For The King Jesus Isn’t Santa. You will show yourself as one who owes his strength to the truth of the faith if you absorb the sound teachings of Jesus. But steer clear of all these stupid Godless fictions. 6b,7a. Introduction. Smashing icons a tradition for some …

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Preparing for the king jesus isn t santa

Preparing For The King

Jesus Isn’t Santa

You will show yourself as one who owes his strength to the truth of the faith if you absorb the sound teachings of Jesus.

But steer clear of all these stupid Godless fictions. 6b,7a


Introduction
Introduction

Smashing icons a tradition for some…

  • Trees and Carols

  • Lights and Gifts

  • Santa Claus?

    Feel uncomfortable about all this stuff?


Theme
Theme

Christmas abounds

with opportunity

to tell the message of Jesus

– especially with

the story of Nicolas of Myra.


The scriptural warning about myths 1 tim 4 6 11
The Scriptural Warning About Myths, 1 Tim. 4:6-11

6 You will be doing your duty as Christ’s minister if you remind your church members about false teachings.

You will show yourself as one who owes his strength to the truth of the faith if you absorb the sound teachings of Jesus.

7 But steer clear of all these stupid Godless fictions. Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.


8 Bodily fitness has a certain value, but spiritual fitness is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

9 There is no doubt about this at all, and Christians should remember it.

10 It is because we realize the paramount importance of the spiritual that we labor and struggle.

11 We place our whole confidence in the living God, the savior of all men, and particularly of those who believe in him. These convictions should be the basis of your instruction and teaching.


Summary of I Timothy 4:6-11 is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

  • Don’t get preoccupied with myth chasing.

  • But do warn folks about error.

  • Get the truth right and teach and follow it.

  • Physical exercise is good but spiritual exercise is essential.

  • Spiritual health is a blessing now and in eternity.

  • We will perspire more with spiritual training than with anything else.

  • Jesus & His Faithful Followers help us get fit.


2 getting the story straight about santa claus
2. Getting the Story Straight About “Santa Claus” is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

  • The message of Nicholas of Myra is as useful today as ever.

  • But it has been demeaned and corrupted.

  • Here is the Real Story…


3 sorting truth out from myth at christmas
3. Sorting Truth Out From Myth At Christmas is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.


Santa gives on the condition of being is essential both for this present life and for the life to come. good

– Jesus gives on the condition of adoption


Santa gives gifts that wear out, break, lose value is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus’ gifts are eternal and constantly renewed


Santa gives toys and is essential both for this present life and for the life to come. stuff

– Jesus gives forgiveness, grace, peace and hope


Santa gives conditionally is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus loves unconditionally


Santa is known for his red suit is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus is known for His cross


Santa visits the house once a year is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus lives in the heart 24/7


Santa checks if you are for naughty or is essential both for this present life and for the life to come. nice

– Jesus is the standard for naughty or nice


Santa died long ago and others pretend to be him is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus lives still and we have the power to imitate Him.


Santa enters the house through the chimney then leaves is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

– Jesus enters our heart and stays forever.


Santa merely does his is essential both for this present life and for the life to come. duty

– Jesus loves us and died for us.

Santa has become a legend, a myth

– Jesus is the way, the truth & the life.


Santa is just a is essential both for this present life and for the life to come. man

– Jesus is the Son of God


Our challenge
Our Challenge is essential both for this present life and for the life to come.

Christmas abounds

with opportunity

to tell the message of Jesus

– especially with

the story of Nicolas of Myra.

Tell His story!


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