Christ or Christmas? 基督或是圣诞节?

For to us a child is born; to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6 ESV)

Thank you for taking time to join us in our Christmas Day Celebration Service! We trust you will find this morning meaningful, and that you will walk away from this service filled with hope, encouragement, and renewed purpose and meaning. God knows where you are right now. You may feel like you are in a pit. Or maybe in a valley. You may sense yourself tumbling down into the unknown. It makes no difference. God has a message for you today. He specializes in giving hope to the hopeless. He has a purpose for your life. He can bless you in your stress and distress!

Jesus CHRIST is the real reason for CHRIST-mas, but increasing number of people in the world today are trending towards an ignorance of this association. To most, it’s just a holiday season, it’s parties and food, or the release of the latest Star Wars movie. For many, Christmas is a fat guy called Santa with reindeer and presents, that’s all. But NO! While the world has carved CHRIST out of Christmas, Jesus CHRIST is for real. He’s BIGGER than Christmas. He will OUTLAST Christmas. He’s the real reason for the season, and He’s here for you today!

Who is He? Listen to the words of Isaiah the prophet. If you open your heart to Him, He will be your Counsellor in your deepest pain and confusion, Not just any counselor but a WONDERFUL one. He will see you through. How? Because He is a MIGHTY GOD! And you will feel His love and embrace as your EVERLASTING FATHER. This Christmas, He will give you true peace because He is… THE PRINCE OF PEACE! If you just have Christmas without Christ, my friend, you will have nothing. But if you have Christ, even Christmas is secondary, for you will have… EVERYTHING!

因有一婴孩为我们而生;有一子赐给我们。政权必担在他的肩头上;
祂名称为奇妙策士,全能的神,永在的父,和平的君。
(以赛亚书9:6)

感谢您今天抽空出席并参与我们的圣诞特庆崇拜!我们深信,您将度过一个非常有意义的早晨,并在崇拜结束时,心里会充满着盼望、鼓励、更新的目标和意义。上帝知道您现在的处境。您可能觉得自己正处于非常艰难的时刻。又或者正处在低谷之中。您也可能感受自己不知何故的生活一直走下坡,无论做什么都不会有改变。今天,上帝有话要向您说。祂专门为失去盼望者带来盼望。祂在您生命中有个目的。祂能够在您的压力和困扰中给予祝福。

耶稣基督才是圣诞的真正原因,但如今越来越来多人却选择无视圣诞与基督的联系。对大部分的人而言,它就是一个公共假期,充满了派对和美食,又或者是即将上映的星际大战电影。对于大多数的人来说,圣诞是关于一位胖子名叫圣诞老人,他骑着驯鹿并带着礼物,仅此而已。但这一切都不是圣诞!虽然世人试图把基督与圣诞分开,耶稣基督仍是圣诞的真正意义。事实上祂比圣诞更伟大,也将会比圣诞更持久。祂是这节庆的真正原因,而今天祂也与您同在。

祂到底是谁呢?请听听先知以赛亚的预言。如果您愿意对祂打开心房,祂将会是您感到痛苦、困惑时的策士。祂并不是一般的策士,而是最奇妙的一位。祂会与您度过一切难关。如何呢?因为祂是全能的上帝!您也会感受祂身为您永在的父的慈爱与温暖。在这圣诞佳节里,祂将要给予您真正的平安因为祂正是…和平的君!如果您只是庆祝一个没有基督的圣诞,朋友,我告诉您,您其实没有拥有任何东西。但是,如果您有了基督,即便是圣诞也成了次要,因为您已…拥有了一切!

祝您有个充满基督的蒙恩的圣诞!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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