From all of us at Smucker Mfg.
What is the Real Meaning of Christmas?
During Christmastime, sometimes our joy is robbed by busyness and focusing on materialism and we miss out on spending quality time with others. The materialistic traditions we take part in are not the true meaning of the season, but simply traditions that we have the privilege of enjoying. While giving and receiving presents can be a joyful practice, we know that even without all the presents, decorations, and feasts, we can find joy in the humble but miraculous story of Christmas.
As followers of Jesus Christ, the resounding message in our Christmas celebrations echoes with notes of joy — joy to the world, joy to you and me!
The Bible basis for this celebration is Luke 2:10-11, when the Angel Gabriel announced:
"I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior — yes, the Messiah, the Lord — has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!" (NLT)
The Good News
The gospel message is about the greatest gift of all time — God gave us Jesus Christ, his Son, who brings great joy to everyone who receives him. The purpose of Christmas is to share this gift - what a perfect opportunity!
Christmas is a holiday that focuses on the Savior of the world. There could be no better reason to celebrate Christmas.
We can share the most wonderful gift of Jesus so that others may experience the great joy of salvation. If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior and you’d like to experience great joy, you can receive his gift of salvation, and join in the celebration of Christmas. It’s very simple.
Receive, by faith in Jesus Christ, his free gift of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8)
If you’ve received Jesus, you have given God the gift He wants more than anything! Merry Christmas!
A Season for GIVING
Christmas is about giving and generosity. If you are looking for an opportunity to donate to an amazing program that is teaching farming skills please click on the attachment to the right. Farming God's Way is helping Cambodian Famers use that knowledge to bring them out of poverty and produce abundant crops. You will see in the PowerPoint that 100% of your contributions will go directly to the project and training farm, plus the non profit will send you a tax receipt.
This project is so effective because "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, if you teach him to fish you feed him for a lifetime" Please download the PowerPoint to the right.