Christmas Decoration Declaration

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1st week of Advent 2010, Sermon in "Seasoning the Season" series, Tabernacle Baptist Church

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Christmas Decoration Declaration

  1. 1. Decoration DeclarationsWhat do your decorations really say?
  2. 2. • Christmas is filled with opportunities for communication of the GOSPEL. • What are my DECORATIONS really saying to those around me?
  3. 3. • Decorations that OBSCURE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that COVER UP
  4. 4. • Decorations, like make-up, should be done well not “layered up” • Shine, sparkle, glitz, and glamour may be blinding us to the truth • Are your decorations about having the right look or the right heart? Cover Up
  5. 5. • Decorations that OBSCURE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that COVER UP – Decorations that CROWD OUT
  6. 6. • There are a lot of Christmas voices that are decidedly NOT Christian – Frosty, Rudolph and Santa are not the three wise men! • Remove the distractions and dial in the message presentation • Do you choose decorations that match your faith message? Crowd Out
  7. 7. • Decorations that OBSCURE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that COVER UP – Decorations that CROWD OUT – Decorations that FADE OUT
  8. 8. • Ornaments can become so “familiar” that they lose their importance • “Of course it’s about Jesus” is not as obvious as you might think • Is this an old, outdated message that is irrelevant to people in 2010? Fade Out
  9. 9. • Decorations that DECLARE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that SPEAK UP
  10. 10. • Refuse to let Christmas go by as “just another day” on the calendar • Engage joyfully in holiday decoration and preparations – celebrate! • Choose appropriate decorations that point to Jesus Christ Speak Up
  11. 11. • Decorations that DECLARE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that SPEAK UP – Decorations that SPEAK OUT
  12. 12. • Refuse to be silenced by those who demand “tolerance” or “inclusive” • Buy up the opportunities to speak – using “BRIDGES” to the gospel Speak Out
  13. 13. • Decorations that DECLARE the meaning of Christmas – Decorations that SPEAK UP – Decorations that SPEAK OUT – Decorations that SPEAK TRUTH
  14. 14. • Do not miss the chance to talk with people about theology • Speak the truth in love, remembering your Christmas’s without Christ • Talk about something that really matters at Christmas time – Include truth in your decorations Speak Truth
  15. 15. Scoring • How would you rate your decorations? – A “1” being beautiful but hollow – A “10” being meaningful and focused • How would your neighbors score your display of faith?

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