A commercialised Christmas can seem empty and meaningless. So, what is the true meaning of Christmas according to the Bible?
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. (Isaiah 9:2)
For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Mary shall give birth to a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it. (John 1:4-5)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24)
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9)
Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2:14)
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. I hope those words from the Bible help you to appreciate the significance of Jesus. His birth, life, death and resurrection all have great meaning for us today. You are warmly invited to our carol services on Sunday 18th December at 10:30am and 6:30pm when we will be singing traditional carols and listening to the true meaning of Christmas together.