Hollywood Christmas: Part 1

Hollywood Christmas is the title of the new sermon series we started at Flatland. It is a look at how Hollywood portrays Christmas and what we really believe. This week we looked at a Chevy Chase movie… I don’t remember its name.

We should be more eager to celebrate God than we are to celebrate the holiday of Christmas.

It seems that we have a love hate relationship with Christmas. If there was one thing we can change about Christmas what would it be?

Finances is possibly the number one destroyer of Christmas. When we spend money we don’t have it causes serious stress and bad times. The borrower is a servant to the lender. So this Christmas don’t spend money you don’t have right now.

Establish what you can spend and then assign what can be given to those on your shopping list. Then only spend what you have designated to each person. Only use cash. Finally, in January start saving. Also, buy next years gifts in January when there are good deals but don’t overspend.

We need to put God on our shopping list. Matthew 6:21. Give God our time, our tithes, and offerings. Luke 6:38 When we trust God with our finances, it will lead to a stress free Christmas.

We need to spread holiday cheer. There are people that really struggle during Christmas. 1 John 3:17-19 We need to put our faith into action.

As we connect with felt needs it will bless both the one who receives and the one who gives.

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