Here’s a surprise: Christmas is about dealing with judgment. Our sinful thoughts, choices, and behaviors have been judged and we are guilty and condemned men and women. If our condemnation is merely canceled, the result would be chaos and injustice. Instead Christ came on Christ*mas, not to turn the judgment on our lives into tolerance, but to take the punishment for all of our individual sins upon Himself at the cross. We each owe a debt of judgment that we can never pay — Christ personally paid our debt through his suffering — He didn’t just overlook it. Now we are invited to accept the greatest gift of all — a beautiful package of repentance (turning away from our sins), forgiveness, and freedom from the bondage to sin.
So don’t just remember the babe this Christ*mas. Christ is no longer a babe. He grew up, defeated death, Hell, and the grave; paid the punishment for the wrongdoing of all humanity; and is still actively with us in the 21st Century, especially when we gather in His name (under His direct leadership and authority).
Gather with us at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center at 10:45 on Sundays at 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 as we turn the meeting over to Jesus and let Him lead and direct us without a man-made program. You will be amazed at what happens when Jesus is invited to take active control and direction of a gathering of His people. Come see!