Advent Conspiracy 3 - Give More


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Chris Price shares the 3rd message in the Advent Conspiracy series titled "Give More."

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Advent Conspiracy 3 - Give More

  1. 1. . Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  2. 2. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  3. 3. Third Sunday of Advent   Give more When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.
  4. 4. Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  5. 5. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  6. 6. Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’. Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  7. 7. <ul><li>According to a survey done by Visa Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On average Canadian families will spend $861 at Christmas time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All together Canadians will spend around 18 Billion dollars at Christmas time </li></ul></ul>Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  8. 8. <ul><li>What about our neighbors down south? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans will spend 450 million on Christmas trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>345 million on plum pudding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 million on wrapping paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and 58 million on fruit cake </li></ul></ul>Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  9. 9. <ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Americans will spend </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17 billion on make up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 billion on perfume </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 billion on ice cream </li></ul></ul></ul>Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  10. 10. <ul><li>Consider... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It would cost 20 billion to provide clean drinking water for everybody </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 billion for school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19 billion to feed the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canadians spend 18 billion on Christmas yearly </li></ul>Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  11. 11. Think of what we could do with the right God and the right dream.... Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  12. 12. . “ All this took place to fulfill what the Lord said through the prophet: ‘the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, ‘ God with us’. - Matthew 1:22 Third Sunday of Advent   Give more
  13. 13. . Third Sunday of Advent   Give more