The Appropriate Sermon for the Season!
The sermon to preach this Sunday before Christmas is not a sermon onthe ‘Virgin Birth’ or the ‘three wise men’ or even a message on John3:16, but a sermon exposing the Pagan and Romish origins of Christmasand a plea to separate oneself from this ‘Christian’ festival! The preaching of ‘sound doctrine’ is not just to harp on the doctrines of ‘Sovereign Grace’ but to preach the
‘whole counsel of God’
! [Act20:27] And neither does God expect His servants to do this in a mildway!“
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet
their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins”. [Isa 58:1].The word in season or an appropriate sermon to hear this Sunday would be a sermon onJeremiah 10:1-5.But sadly many preachers already know either consciously or unconsciously what the outcome of such preaching will be! - It will clear their Church pews of the majority of goats and wolves! And this theycannot afford, for it is these goats who fund their ‘Ministry’, so it behooves them to keep these goats amused, since their ‘profession’ is atstake!As one Pastor recently wrote in his ‘News Letter’ – “There is a lot about Christmas activity for the true Christian not to like.Much that we cannot partake of, in good conscience. Remember,
thePuritans did not celebrate Christmas
as well as many otherChristians of the past
, and the situation was not as extreme as it is now.Be that as it may,
I am not writing this to condemn Christmas
would do no good
it is here to stay.
But if we are going toobserve any of it, we should know what it purports to represent. I hopeto stir your conscience to put Christ first”.[Charles Woodruff]