Why I Celebrate Christmas | Jesse Morrell

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Jesse Morrell with preacher friend Micah Armstrong

I really enjoy the Christmas season because of the Christmas songs about Jesus Christ and the gospel.

I remember walking through the mall as a new Christian and hearing them play a Christmas song about Jesus throughout the entire mall. I thought, “Wow that’s amazing. I can’t stand up and preach in this mall because they will kick me out. But because it is Christmas time, the gospel message is being preached throughout their whole PA system!”

The first time that I ever heard the gospel in my life was when I was a very little boy and I was in the car with my mother and she put on some Christmas songs on the radio. I vividly remember hearing about God becoming a baby in a manger and how that thought made a deep impression upon my mind. I recall looking up at the stars as I meditated on the Christmas or gospel story.

The gospel was not something that was really talked about in my house growing up, but through Christmas songs I heard and believed the gospel as a boy. Christmas time was really the only time that I was really exposed to the gospel. I wonder how many countless others have been exposed to the gospel this way? During Christmas time through Christmas music, many souls hear the gospel which otherwise may not have.

Our nation, which has turned its back on God in so many ways, is reminded as a whole at least once a year about the baby born in the manger. And that is an awesome thing.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Jesse Morrell

http://www.OpenAirOutreach.com

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6 Responses to Why I Celebrate Christmas | Jesse Morrell

  1. one who knows says:

    Jesse this bothers me. It’s not in the bible. It’s not really about Jesus.

  2. Shane Hokanson says:

    Amen times 10 !!! Exactly right and well said ! Advent and Christmas carols / hymns / songs are FULL of good Christology / Theology.

  3. Tom Torbeyns says:

    Merry Christmas Jesse Morrell! 🙂

  4. People say Christmas is pagan. But when I celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas, it is sanctified. I tell people who don’t celebrate Christmas because “it is pagan,” that if you really want to rid yourself of paganism, get rid of your dollar bills. There are lots of pagan symbols on there. If you cannot think of a way of using such pagan money for the Lord, send it to me and I can sanctify it to the Lord.

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