The day after Christmas has become one of the busiest days of the year for retailers, but they’re not delighted! It has become the day when people flock to the stores to unload the stuff they unwrapped they day before. As much as the day after Thanksgiving has been labeled “the day for shopping”; the day after Christmas has become known as the “day of returning”. In fact, the National Retail Foundation estimates that this year, over 40 percent of people who received Christmas gifts will end up returning something they were given. Most of us know what it’s like to open a gift and discover it to be something we didn’t really need and don’t really want. In John chapter 1 we’re told that Jesus, who was fully God, laid aside His crown and the privileges of being God, and came to this earth in the flesh. Christmas is the celebration of the greatest gift ever given — “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” The question is, how would that gift be received? Have you really received God’s gift? Or like so many other Christmas gifts, did you return it? In this sermon by Joe Still we’ll look to God’s Word and explore what it means to truly receive God’s Great Gift at Christmas.

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