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Dec 8, 2015

“This Is Christmas”

Mark 7:1-9; Luke 2


The Good About Traditions . . .

  • They can bring families together.
  • They are memorable.
  • They can be fun.
  • They can pass down family values and leave a legacy.


Testing the Traditions . . .

  1. Do our traditions deviate from Jesus?
  • When how we celebrate overshadows whom we celebrate, we’ve missed the point of the celebration. 


  1. Do our traditions elevate Jesus?
  • When how we celebrate makes much of Jesus we are more likely to remember the reason we celebrate.


Something to Hang Your Stocking On . . .

  • Redeem that which was empty of meaning.
  • Begin new traditions that elevate Jesus and the gospel. (Luke 2:10-11)