Text: Isaiah 9:2 “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”
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.”
Introduction: Before long we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. People before Jesus came walked in darkness. Today many still walk in darkness, but they do not have to be that way. God sent His Son and gave mankind truth and light that we may know what eternity will be like. At one time God winked a man’s ignorance, but once the truth has been revealed to us; we have no more excuse.
Gifts: Most everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas; even if they do not believe in Jesus as Savior. Gifts are freely given. Christ gave his life for us that we may have eternal life in Heaven. God only wants for us to show the same love to those around us that he showed to us. You can tell that you have passed from death to life because you have compassion and love for others.
The Best Gift Ever: The best gift that you can give yourself and others around you is to accept Jesus as that gift. He is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Christ was the best gift ever given to this world.
Conclusion: No one in the history of the world has given so much hope to people that walked in darkness. Christ was the Light that caused darkness to flee and gave us hope and promises in this life now and when we face eternity. Do you want to live a victorious life? Accept the Best Gift Ever!