Trinity United Methodist Church

Memory Verse

Acts 13:23 (NASB95)

 “From the descendants of this man, 

according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus.”


The Purpose of Christmas: Salvation

1. Awaiting A Hero : Christmas has always been about anticipation (Luke 2:25-32)

  •   The good news of Christmas = The birth of Jesus, a savior (Luke 2:11)

2. What does it mean to be saved?

  • The Modern church is confused about the meaning of salvation:
    A moment of decision about Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sin that results in a future of eternal life.
  • Salvation is so much more
  • Salvation is life today AND eternal life in the future.(2 Tim 1:10)

3. Salvation is a Certain Kind of Life:

  • In the Gospel of Luke the process of salvation is like something that was lost then found and restored (Luke 15)
  • God wants to give you the life you were created for -a life that has meaning and purpose (John 6:63)
  • Salvation is for the here and now-to have a new daily life in Christ. (1 John 3:14)

4. A Hero Born for You: (Luke 2:11)

  • Jesus was born to restore you to the life that God meant for you

Christmas is about Salvation-new life today.



December 11, 2016