Blue Christmas isn’t just a song, it’s a reality for many people for whom the holidays stir up all kinds of sadness and depression. Two-thousand years ago, at the birth of Jesus, the angels declared “Peace on earth, good will to men on whom God’s favor rests.” So why are we more anxious and depressed than ever? And why does this seem especially true at this time of year? Join us for part four of Saving Christmas as we consider how Christmas is saving us from despair and hopelessness.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.Romans 5:1-5
Principles (KNOW THEM):
Some of the sadness and pain we experience at Christmas time we bring on ourselves.
Our faith and hope in Jesus is certainly the right answer.
Practices (DO THEM):
As humans, we cannot possibly see “The Big Picture” that God does.
It comes from seeing and knowing Jesus as Lord.
Sunday: Psalm 121
Monday: Galatians 5:16-25
Tuesday: Romans 10
Wednesday: Romans 15:1-13
Thursday: Philippians 1
Friday: 1 Kings 18
Saturday: 1 Kings 19