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A Christ-Exulting Christmas To All

December 24, 2006

Like many of you, I’ll soon be signing off for a couple of days (after a Christmas Eve and Christmas morning double header!). But as a Christmas treat, I thought I’d drop you a link to one of Charles Spurgeon’s great Christmas sermons. A Christmas Question was preached on 25th December 1859 from the New Park Street Pulpit.

As a taster, I wonder how many Christmas morning services conclude with an appeal like this?:

The God who made the earth has become a man, and the man is about to expire. Hear him! He cries, “It is finished!” and he gives up the ghost. The atonement is finished, the price is paid, the bloody ransom counted down, the sacrifice is accepted. “It is finished!” Sinner, believe in Christ. Cast thyself on him. Sink or swim, take him to be thy all in all. Throw now thy trembling arms around that bleeding body. Sit now at the feet of that cross, and feel the dropping of the precious blood. And as you go out each one of you say in your hearts,

“A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,
On Christ’s kind arms I fall,
He is my strength and righteousness,
My Jesus, and my all.”

God grant you grace to do so for Jesus Christ’s sake. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all, for ever and ever. Amen and Amen.

Brothers, preach Christ! And have a Christ-exulting Christmas!

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