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TITLE: No Room For Christ

TEXT: Luke 2:1-7

PROPOSITION: Many do not have room for Christ in their lives.

QUESTION: Where?

KEY WORD: Places

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. World looked for Christ born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14)
  2. Descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:3)
  3. Of the house of David (Isaiah 11:1)
  4. Born in Behtlehem (Micah 5:2)
  5. BUT When he came there was no room for him.

Background

  1. Time of taxing (enrollment)
  2. No room in the inn all places were filled.
  3. Stable barn shed laid in manger (feeding trough)

There was no room for Christ

  1. In Bethlehem fled to Egypt (Text)
  2. In Jerusalem or Judea (Matthew 2:12-23)
  3. In Galilee (Matthew 13:53-58) Rejected at Nazareth
  4. In Gergesenes (Matthew 8:28-34) Healed man lost heard of swine
  5. In Samaria (Luke 9:51-56) Samaritans hated Jews (and vice versa)
  6. Jewish Nation (John 1:11) Came to his own received him not
  7. In the world (Matthew 8:20) Son of man has not where to lay his head

Today There is Still no Room for Christ

  1. In many modern churches ritual, ceremony, liturgy, teaching of men
  2. In many homes Bible, prayer, Christ, spiritual topics at dinner table
  3. In many lives Unclean thoughts, foul mouths, pornography
    Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart, so is he
    Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart, out of it are the issues of life
    1 Corinthians 3:16-17 You are the temple of God, If any man defile the temple

Conclusion

  1. Christ dwells by faith (Ephesians 3:17)
  2. He knocks and waits for us to open (Revelation 3:20)
  3. Poem

 

No room in the in for the Christ-child blest,

In a manger so low He lay.

In the hearts of men should He come again,

He'd be crowded out still today.

Is Christ crowded out? Is Christ crowded out?

You've no time for His service, you say,

But for pleasure and business you always have time!

Is Christ crowded out today?

There's coming a time in the great sometime,

And for Christ you've ne're had room.

Then you'll knock and wait at the pearly gate!

"Crowded out," will be your doom.



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