God Bless Us Everyone!

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The older I get the more I enjoy the tradition of Christmas. Up until a few years ago I thought every Christian celebrated Christmas. But as of late, I have learned of all kinds of new Christian “hang ups”, Christmas included. I doubt at this stage in life I will bother to learn all these new {to me} shibboleths. Anyhow, here is some good advice from the “Prince of Preachers” concerning the Christmas Holiday. And… “God bless us everyone.” Merry Christmas – Brother Shawn

C.H. Spurgeon said these words December 2oth, 1857.

“Let each one of us go from this place determined, that if we are angry all the year round, this next week shall be an exception; that if we have snarled at everybody last year, this Christmas time we will strive to be kindly affectionate to others; and if we have lived all this year at enmity with God, I pray that by his Spirit he may this week give us peace with him; and then, indeed, my brother, it will be the merriest Christmas we ever had in all our lives. You are going home to your father and mother, young men; many of you are going from your shops to your homes. You remember what I preached on last Christmas time. Go home to thy friends, and tell them what the Lord hath done for thy soul, and that will make a blessed round of stories at the Christmas fire. If you will each of you tell your parents how the Lord met with you in the house of prayer; how, when you left home, you were a gay, wild blade, but have now come back to love your mother’s God, and read your father’s Bible. Oh, what a happy Christmas that will make! What more shall I say? May God give you peace with yourselves; may he give you good will towards all your friends, your enemies, and your neighbors; and may he give you grace to give glory to God in the highest. I will say no more, except at the close of this sermon to wish every one of you, when the day shall come, the happiest Christmas you ever had in your lives.”

A Sermon Delivered On Sunday Morning, December 20, 1857, By Pastor C. H. Spurgeon, At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.

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