“Christmas at the Movies”
The Santa Clause
The poet, Clement More gave him a red nose and eight tiny reindeer.
Once he put on the suit, his life was never the same.
I. The Bible talks about us putting on something too-it says we put on Jesus.
Once we put on Jesus-our lives are never the same either.
That is what should happen to us when we “put on” Jesus. That single act should change the way we look and think and act.
In short-when people are around us…they should be able to see what we’ve put on. They should be able to see Jesus in us.
We’ve got to be careful how we behave, because the world is watching to see what difference Jesus makes in our lives.
II. Now, how do you go about “putting on Jesus?”
We identify with what He did for us. We literally die and are buried and rise up to a new life.
Baptism is just the culmination of all those decisions. Baptism is “putting on Jesus” because you want to be His child.
III. But now…why is it that we can “put on Jesus”?
He became like us…so that we could become like Him.
If only God could become a man, then he could prove that He didn’t really want to hurt us, but instead He wanted to lead us to safety.