God’s Christmas Tree

God’s Christmas Tree

In the first message of our Christmas series, Pastor Tommy focuses on Christmas trees and their symbolic connection to the cross. God’s Christmas tree for us was the cross.  We look at the gifts associated with the cross, such as peace, access to God, hope, victory in times of trouble, love, the Holy Spirit, freedom from condemnation, and joy.

Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead — whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

Romans 5:2a through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Romans 5:2b And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Titus 2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ

Romans 5:3-4 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

 So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you.

Romans 5:5a And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  

Romans 5:5b by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.  

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?

Romans 5:11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Isaiah 51:11 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.


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