Why you should go to church on Christmas

December 7, 2016

I know that Christmas provides a number of reasons to skip church. You could go to Christmas Eve service instead. Families like to gather Christmas morning to open presents. You may have places to go and people to see. You may have a big meal to prepare for. I’m sure you can add more reasons.

But you should come to church anyway. Why? Well, it’s Sunday. Christians go to church on the Lord’s Day. It’s what we do because that’s the day Jesus rose from the dead to give us victory over sin, death and the grave. Why would you skip church especially on the day Jesus was born? He was born to die you know.

Also, it’s Christmas. Christ-mas. It’s the day we celebrate the incarnation, the birth of the Messiah, and the entrance into the world of the second person of the Trinity. Don’t you want to celebrate that? Don’t you want to join your brothers and sisters in Christ to sing about that? Don’t you want to hear the Word preached on the day the Word became flesh?

Finally, your family is a gift, not a god. It’s great to wake up on Christmas morning and open presents, especially if there are children there. Christians love their families. But Christians are to love the Lord and Savior most of all. Jesus is the ultimate gift and gift giver. Your family is a gift but don’t ignore the giver.

December 25 is a Sunday before it is Christmas. I hope to see you in Church on Sunday. It will be an encouragement to the others who are there, guests and members alike.

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