Sign in or signup


ID
CODE #

6,767 active users!!Bandwidth
MONDAY
OCT 23, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local & Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff PicksNew Stuff!
CommentsALL -38 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | 9 Days Left!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Mobile Apps | Info
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: gbf
MyChurch Code ID: 32670
Church Apps | Info
Creating your own Church App is
as simple as turning ON the option.
 | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Podcast + Codes
Newest Widget | Demo
Sermons Embed | Info
Latest Blog | Info | Demo
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

THE DARK SIDE OF CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
Posted by: Grace Bible Fellowship | more..
41,050+ views | 300+ clicks
“And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”" (Jn. 9:39).

Christmas has a dark side. The advent of the Savior isn't "peace on earth" for everyone.

While the baby in the manger is a joy to the world for those He came to save, His presence

also guarantees destruction (1 Jn. 3:8), judgment (Jn. 5:22), and much sorrow (Matt. 2:16-18;

Lk. 2:35). The reason is threefold:

First, prophecy must be fulfilled. The head of the serpent must be bruised (Gen. 3:15).

Every son born to Adam must be shown to fail as a seed that can conquer Satan. The strong

man must have his house robbed and plundered, his works destroyed, his captives freed -- or

God fails in what He said He would do. But also, all shadows and types under the old covenant

find their end and reality at Christmas. Christ is God’s final revelation.

Second, light must expose darkness for the evil that it is (Jn. 3:19). "For this I have been

born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth" (Jn. 18:37). The demarcation

lines are much clearer since Christmas. You have your deeds exposed and verified as

being from God or from the devil -- because of your relationship with Christ (Jn. 3:19-21). You

hide out of fear and loathing, or come clean, out of desire and love -- no middle ground. The

babe in Mary's arms is destined to reveal the heart of every man (Lk. 2:35).

Lastly, sorrow and death must give way to life. Life is the ultimate gold standard. Good

and evil, God and the devil, heaven and hell -- life is the final possession. A being that doesn't

or can’t possess life isn't much of an entity. Those who inherit it, only have one type -- the life of

the Son of God. Christmas is the beginning of the end for the last enemy, death.

A baby was born, and earth and heaven were never the same. The great divide started on a

silent night, and its end will be anything but silent.

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


Wappingers Falls, NY
Grace Bible Church

Play! | More

Bill Parker
Pulling Down Strong Holds

Hebrews 11
Sunday Service
Eager Avenue Grace Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS

For Their Work's Sake
Rusty Willeford

Hourly: Meaning of Life & Love of God
Various Speakers
SermonAudio Classics
Staff Picks..

Pastor Keith Burd
A Real Shepherd's View of..

Pilgrim Presbyterian Bible
Sunday Service
Play! | MP3

Event: Oct 26-28, 2017
Repentance - The Reformation Continues

NCFIC 2017 National Conference
Conference
NCFIC

Sermon: Silent Church In Sinful Nation
E. A. Johnston

SPONSOR | 6,900+

SPONSOR




                   
He who has no vision of eternity will never get a true hold of time. ... Thomas Carlyle

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Amazon Echo New!
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
Sermon Player
Mobile & Apps
Podcasting | Videos
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories