How To Have Your Best Christmas (#183)
Would you like a stupendous pop your socks off fantabulous heart thumping splendiferous Christmas? Then you have to read the inside, because here is the straight story on Christmas. . .
JESUS started Christmas about 2,000 years ago in a little town called Bethlehem.
The amazing part of this story is that Jesus was God’s only son; and God sent him to come to earth from this perfect home in heaven to suffer and die so you and I could be rescued!
WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO COME?
A long time ago when God made people, the world was PERFECT! But people (that includes you and me) rebelled against God—we wanted to do things our own way—not His way. That’s a big problem. It is called sin and it has entered every part of our world and ruined it. We need someone to rescue us from our sin.
WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
The penalty for sin is death. Jesus paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world when He died on the cross.
DID JESUS STAY DEAD?
For three days he did, and then God made him alive again, and after spending a few weeks with his followers God took him to heaven where he is right now.
WHY DID GOD RESCUE US?
He made us and He loves us. He wants us to be with Him forever.
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH MY FANTABULOUS CHRISTMAS?
If you accept Jesus, believe in him and give your life to him, you will become a member of God’s family right now and your life will be flipped up-side RIGHT.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HAVE YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS EVER:
Open your heart to Jesus. You will make him smile and the angels sing. His Spirit will come into your heart and you will become His child.
Learn more about him—visit a church or Sunday school that teaches about Jesus.
Read the Bible—the Gospel of Mark or the Gospel of John.
Pray to Jesus: Here is a prayer you can start with:
“Jesus, I am sorry for the things I do and say that are wrong. Please forgive me and make me your child. Take care of me and help me from now on to follow you. Amen.”