Christmas season is such a busy time of year and as a society we spend huge amounts of time and money buying presents, going to parties and organising events. We rush around trying to make it all perfect for those we love, but then sometimes end up fighting and being accused of spoiling Christmas.
But have we as a society forgotten the true meaning of Christmas? Why are the emergency services at their busiest during the Christmas to New Year season dealing with broken people as a result of too much alcohol or drugs? Why is it that people are at their loneliest or depressed at Christmas when we see all the ‘perfect Christmas’ that everyone else is having on social media?
Are you struggling with finding answers to your deepest questions such as ‘Where did I come from?‘, ‘What is the real purpose of life?‘, and ‘Where am I going?’… Did the universe really create itself? Am I just evolved pond scum with relative morals? Is chasing after money or pleasure until you die and cease to exist really all life is about?
The first 4 words of the Bible state: “In the beginning, God”, thus declaring God’s eternal existence and Him as first cause of time, matter and of the universe. In Genesis 1:26-27, God made both ladies and men in His image, thus defining our value, and with complementary, not competing differences. Genesis 3 describes mankind’s decision to rebel against the Creator and choose the lie to be like God and to redefine good and evil for ourselves.
Want to know more about the true meaning of Christmas?
Isaiah the prophet fortold the birth of Jesus about 700 years before his birth:
Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel..”
Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 53 is one of the most beautiful passages about the coming Messiah.
Have you ever considered the claims of Jesus Christ as Messiah?
Start your search for answers
- Explore the Bible Project video series on the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the Gospel of Luke.
- The Case for Christ Movie – Lee Strobel, former atheist sets out to disprove the resurrection of Jesus Christ
- Ravi Zacharias – Who is God? , ‘Questions, we are all haunted by them’ : If you are an atheist, Ravi asks ‘Who is it you don’t believe in?’
- Does God Exist? RZIM itinerant speakers discuss common objections to God’s existence in 11 short videos
- How can God allow evil? If God is love, then how can He allow evil and suffering?
- The Wonder of Christmas What are the two great wonders of Christmas?
We all need to stop and consider the true meaning of Christmas. We would love for you to join us at the special Carols in the Square event, our Christmas morning service at 9am, or visit a Sunday morning service.
*some artwork from theBibleProject. This SWBC outreach page is simply to share the amazing truth of who Jesus Christ is, and what He did for us in His death, burial and resurrection.