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A Savior Born FOR YOU!

December 25, 2017

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The Nativity of Our Lord           Trinity Lutheran Church

24 December 2017                      Murdock, NE

Children’s Program

 

+ Jesu Juva +

Luke 2:1-14

The Virgin Mary gives birth! The Baby — a Boy! Paint the walls blue. Buy blue onesies and warming blankets. “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”

So He’s born. So what? Lots of women given birth. What’s the big deal?   Or what does this birth mean?

 

Glad you asked. I’m delighted to give you the answer. It’s huge.  Check it out. Heaven breaks wide open. Lo and behold – straight from heaven to earth – out pops — A PREACHER! “And an angel of the Lord appeared.” Angels usually preach. It’s one of the things they do best. The angel’s sermon tells you what the birth of Mary’s Son means.

 

You’d better pay attention to the angelic sermon. I know you’re used to falling asleep or daydreaming when preachers preach, especially if it’s Kuhlman. Don’t do that tonight. I beg you. Here’s the angel’s sermon. And it’s a gospel, good news, whiz-bang doozy! He preaches the meaning of this Baby’s birth.

 

“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people,” the angel begins. Then he gets right to the point. Wastes no time. He gives the clincher. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David A SAVIOR who is Christ, the Lord.” Did you catch it? You weren’t nodding off already were you?

The angelic sermon preaches the Baby as THE SAVIOR! And not just generic savior but SAVIOR FOR YOU!

 

Baby Jesus is born to save you! That’s what He does. It’s His specialty. His uniqueness! His proprium! Only He can do it. Because the Baby is God in the flesh. FOR YOU!

 

He saves you! From all your sin. From death. From hell. From Satan. He restores you to a proper relationship with God. That’s spelled: F-A-I-T-H. The shepherds believed Him to be the Savior. So did Mary. She “treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”

 

So will you as you hear the little preachers tell you the Christmas story tonight in their recitations and songs. The children are like the angel. Tonight they bring you good news of great joy. For you, they will tell you, Savior Jesus the Christ has been born. God is at peace with you. God is pleased with you. All because of Baby-Savior-Born-To-Do-A-Good-Friday-On-The-Cross-Jesus!

 

Happy hearing! Merry Christmas!

 

In the Name of Jesus.

 

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