Christmas Sermon Illustrations

Christmas Sermon Illustrations

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Still No Room

Because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7). Not long ago a professor of psychology in one of our great universities gave a word-suggestion test to his class of forty students. He instructed them to write the word "Christmas," and all the class did so. "Now," said the professor, "write after the word `Christmas' the first thought that flashes through your mind regarding that day." When the papers were turned in, such answers were given as "tree." "holly," "mistletoe," "presents," "turkey," "holiday," "carols," and "Santa Claus," but not one had written, "the birthday of Jesus."—War Cry.


Lighting Up

A little boy who was telling the Christmas story to his mother, as he told of the shepherds, and the angel of the Lord, and the heavenly glory that shone round about them, said, "The shepherds were very much afraid, but the angel said to them, 'Don't be afraid, shepherds, they are only lighting up."' So they were — lighting up this world of ours with a new light.—Bible Teacher.


"Unto You Is Born This Day—"

O what a Day!
Foretold in ages long since past;
By many Prophets oft forecast;
God's promises the world outlast—
O what a Day!

O what a Gift!
From God the Father up in Heav'n,
To sinful mortals Satan driv'n,
A Saviour, Christ the Lord, was g'iv'n—
O what a Gift!

O what a Babe!
A Child asleep on Mary's knee,
Yet true incarnate God was He,
With "goings forth" eternally—
O what a Babe!

O what a Love!
Born purposely for men to die,
To save them, bless, and glorify,
And bear them, to His Home on high—
Owhat a Love!

What shall we Do?
E'er this glad Christmastide is gone,
Accept Him now, and love Him on,
His soulful praises e'er prolong—
This let us do.—R. E. Neighbour, D.D.


What Shall I Give Him?

What shall I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would give a lamb;
If I were a wise man, I would do my part;
But such as I have I give Him,—
Give Him my heart. Selected.


Or Was This the Star?

The great astronomer Kepler discovered that in Christ's birth year there was an unusual occurrence among the planets. He found that in that year Jupiter and Saturn, which are generally in remote parts of the sky, came three times so near together that to the unassisted eye the rays of one were absorbed by the other, and their combination gave an extraordinary brilliant light, which continued for some months.—F. B. Meyer.


What is the thought of Christmas? Giving.
What is the hope of Christmas? Living.
What is the joy of Christmas? Love.
No silver or gold is needed for giving,
If the heart is filled with Christmas love,
For the hope of the world is kindly living,
Learned from the joy of God above.—Laura Hooker


Lighting Up

A little boy who was telling the Christmas story to his mother, as he told of the shepherds, and the angel of the Lord, and the heavenly glory that shone round about them, said, "The shepherds were very much afraid, but the angel said to them, 'Don't be afraid, shepherds, they are only lighting up."' So they were — lighting up this world of ours with a new light.—Bible Teacher.


"Unto You Is Born This Day—"

O what a Day!
Foretold in ages long since past;
By many Prophets oft forecast;
God's promises the world outlast—
O what a Day!

O what a Gift!
From God the Father up in Heav'n,
To sinful mortals Satan driv'n,
A Saviour, Christ the Lord, was g'iv'n—
O what a Gift!

O what a Babe!
A Child asleep on Mary's knee,
Yet true incarnate God was He,
With "goings forth" eternally—
O what a Babe!

O what a Love!
Born purposely for men to die,
To save them, bless, and glorify,
And bear them, to His Home on high—
Owhat a Love!

What shall we Do?
E'er this glad Christmastide is gone,
Accept Him now, and love Him on,
His soulful praises e'er prolong—
This let us do.R. E. Neighbour, D.D.

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