Why does Jesus birth cause such a stir? Think about it. The birth of a peasant child born in an insignificant little town in the Middle East is still being celebrated today. In fact, it is the most celebrated event on the planet!

What makes Christmas so special? The birth of Jesus spilt history into BC and AD. Every time you write a check, you acknowledge the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas was God’s idea. He planned when it would happen, where it would happen, how it would happen and why it would happen. So, lets go to the text that tell us the second purpose of Christmas …

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:8-10 (NIV)

Christmas is a time of celebration …  a time to celebrate the message of the Good News! What is the good news?

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