What is the meaning of Christmas?
I) It means Prophecy was fulfilled.
A) Prophecy concerning Place of His birth. Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Luke 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
B) Prophecy concerning Purpose of His birth. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
C) Prophecy concerning Pedigree of His birth. Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
II) It means a Prince was born.
A) Heir to the throne of Israel. Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
B) Heir to the throne of Heaven. Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
C) Heir to the throne of my Heart. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
III) It means Peace has come.
A) The Angels rejoiced at His coming. Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
B) The Shepherds rejoiced at His coming. Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
C) Simeon rejoiced at His coming. Luke 2:28-32 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
IV) It means Provision was given.
A) He came to seek the sinner. Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
B) He came to save from sin. 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.
V) It means a Path was made.
A) A path was made by Christ’s Love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
B) A path was made by Christ’s Loyalty. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
C) A path was made by Christ’s Life. Galatians 1:3-4 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: