Sermon of the Week
Jesus Is the Reason for The Season
Sermon By: Pastor William Eli Ratcliff
Sometimes many have invited family and friends to their birthday celebrations, but today I would like to invite the whole world to help me celebrate the birthday of Jesus.
A few days before Christmas, about ten years ago, I was waiting in the barbershop to get a haircut. Another customer and I had give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
In today’s world, where anything could happen at any minute, we need a Savior. I’m sure God thought about this and put a plan together or wrote the blueprints for the world before the beginning of time. That is one thing that makes Jesus the Reason for the Season.
Mthis season, remember, it’s always an appropriate time to ask for Jesus. He is the gift. He is the one that can make everything alright. In the words of the great Shirley Caesar “Jesus how I love calling your name”. GIVE ME JESUS!!!!!!
To view complete sermons by Pastor William Eli Ratcliff and associate ministers, please visit our YouTube Channel. Thank you! a conversation about the holidays. Surprisingly, he told me he did not believe in Christmas because he wasn’t sure people could prove Jesus’ birth date.
I asked him that although I was certain he knew that his date of birth was on his driver’s license and birth certificate, was he sure of the second, minute and hour that he was birthed from his mother’s womb?
After he couldn’t answer definitively, I told him that if we cannot accurately confirm the date and time of our own birth, how should we be expected to validate Jesus’ birth that happened over 2,000 plus years ago?
In order to confirm our own birth or birth date, we needed a witness and in order to confirm Jesus’ birth, what better crowd of witnesses should we have than those that speak from the Holy Writ?
As he was listening attentively, I also told him I wasn’t concerned about when Jesus was born, but I was simply happy to know that He was born!
God’s infallible Word is where we must learn to obey and put our trust. Acts 5:29, “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, we ought to obey God rather than men.”
Jesus is the reason for the season because he was prophesied to be in Isaiah 9:6. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
He was destined to be, Matthew 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” KJV
Apostle Paul writes that Jesus was ordained and had the Supremacy to be in Colossians 1:12-14. “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers… and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” 17-19, “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things, he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”
He had the unconditional love for us to be. John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Let’s celebrate and say, “What a friend we have in Jesus. All our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!”
I’m so glad I prayed a sinner’s prayer one day and God heard it. So now I can unequivocally say that Jesus is the REASON for the season, yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forevermore.
Sometimes you may not always have a witness, but make sure you keep on working out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. I tell people, “We cannot even spell Christmas without Christ being in it,” furthermore, nor can we have a real Christmas celebration without our Lord Jesus Christ being in it. Jesus is the reason for the season.
Although some seasons of our lives may not seem celebratory at times, one thing we can always celebrate is Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection. So, I ask the whole world to help me celebrate. Jesus is not just the reason; He is the ANSWER!
Jesus is The Reason for The Season
By Evangelist Anthony Evans
Matthew 1: 21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to atthew tells us Mary conceived a child by the Holy Spirit and her soon to be husband, Joseph, was visited by an Angel to reassure him that he was to watch over her until the baby arrived and name him Jesus. Upon His arrival, Joseph followed the instructions of the Angel of God and named his son Jesus, the one who came to save us from all our sins and deliver us from all evil.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
By Elder Demetrius Hunter
During this holiday season, we hear our children ask for gifts. Many saying to their parents gimme this or gimme that. They are so excited about the gifts they are going to get. Well, the Bible says unto us a son is given.
We, as believers, have accepted a gift. That gift is a gift that keeps on giving. That gift is worth more than silver and gold. That gift is worth more than riches untold. So, when we as believers get in trouble, we can say gimme Jesus. Cause with Him, all things work out.