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Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

1. Jesus was not born on December 25th

By the 380s, the Church of Rome was attempting to unite the various areas by using December 25th as the universal day of feasting, and eventually was chosen as the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There is nothing wrong with celebrating Jesus’ birth on December 25th,  just make sure you understand this wasn’t his actual day of birth.

2. Christmas is about Jesus.

Although the 25th of December is not actually the correct date of Jesus’ birth, we must still honor and respect it as the day we commemorate his coming into this world. Sure, presents, presents and family are all great additions to the celebration.  But, we must not forget to true reason for the Christmas season.  Make sure to spend time in prayer, thanksgiving, and worship in honor of Christ’s birth and gift to the world.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:11

3. Candy Canes Have Meaning

The Christmas Candy Cane was made by an Indian candy maker who wanted to create a treat that could help him evangelize. Smart, huh? He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus. He began with a stick of pure white hard candy. The white was to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus. The hardness of the candy was used to symbolize the Solid Rock, the Foundation of the Church and firmness of the promises of God.

The candy maker made this candy in the form of a “J” to represent the name Jesus, who came as our Savior. The candy cane also represents the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which he reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the lambs who have fallen.

– Jarrid Wilson


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  • Kailie December 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Isn’t the red on candy canes also suppose to represent the blood that he shed for us?

  • Heather December 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I also heard the other day, the 3 small lines on a candy cane represents, the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. Neat stuff! Merry Christmas!

  • juana December 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    very neat. didnt knw all that

  • Donna Shepherd December 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Jesus was born in April, is this right? Merry Christmas

    • Codie December 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      He was born in the Fall…During Sukkot…the Feast of Tabernacles

    • Danny December 27, 2013 at 2:06 AM

      No, he isn’t

  • Travis Brown December 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    this is awsom

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