The Christmas Mission – 25 December 2016
What is “The Christmas Mission?” What was the mission of Christmas? If somebody asked you that question this week, why is there Christmas, how would you answer?John’s got a really good way of saying it here in 1 John 4.
John says that Jesus, the Son of God was sent on a mission Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). Not exactly the same, of course. We aren’t all called to die on the Cross for other people’s sins. But we are called to share the good news of great joy that comes from the Savior who has been born to us. And we are called to love others in His name. On the last Sunday of 2016, we are again reminded that we are sent on a mission of love. But we are sent on mission of love because the Son was first sent on a mission of love for us. And joy to the world…the Savior came!
Pastor Matt preaching on 1 John 4: 7-12
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