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A Spurgeon Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2010

From Charles Spurgeon, sermon #2392, delivered on December 24, 1854

Now, a happy Christmas to you all and it will be a happy Christmas if you have God with you! I shall say nothing, today, against festivities on this great birthday of Christ. I hold that, perhaps, it is not right to have the birthday celebrated, but we will never be among those who think it as much a duty to celebrate it the wrong way as others the right!  But we will, tomorrow, think of Christ’s birthday. We shall be obliged to do it, I am sure, however sturdily we may hold to our rough Puritanism. And so, “let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Do not feast as if you wished to keep the festival of Bacchus!  Do not live, tomorrow, as if you adored some heathen divinity. Feast, Christians, feast! You have a right to feast.  Go to the house of feasting tomorrow! Celebrate your Savior’s birth. Do not be ashamed to be glad—you have a right to be happy. Solomon says, “Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works. Let your garments be always white and let your head lack no ointment.”—

“Religion never was designed
To make our pleasures less.”

Remember that your Master ate butter and honey. Go your way, rejoice tomorrow, but, in your feasting, think of the Man in Bethlehem—let Him have a place in your hearts, give Him the glory, think of the virgin who conceived Him—but think, most of all, of the Man born, the Child given! I finish by again saying—  “A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!”

  1. bobhanks
    December 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    This is an excellent quote from the Prince of Preachers. I just came across your blog,I suppose because your blogroll links to my site “Think on These Things”.
    I am very glad to see a pre-mil Calvinistic resource of this depth and quality.
    There is a real need for such teaching on the net, and I think you have done an excellent job. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this, and God Bless you in the coming year!

    In Christ,

    • December 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for the encouraging note! Hope you have had a good Christmas, and God’s blessings for the year ahead.

      In Christ,

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