“The Four R’s of Christmas”

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Sermon Notes

   This morning we are looking at four words that speak of the significance of Christmas. We will look at the relevance, the reality, the reason, and the result of Christmas.

   Christmas at one time had such an incredible significance they even began to date our calendars from the point of Jesus’ birth – BC and AD. BC is short for “Before Christ” and AD is short for the Latin Anno Domini or “in the year of our Lord.”

   As a continuing effort to remove Christ and His influence from our society and world, some have already begun to use BCE (Before the Common Era) and CE (Common Era) instead of BC and AD. But nothing can ever change the meaning and significance of Jesus coming into this world that first Christmas to go to the cross 33 years later.