A Christian should resemble a fruit tree with real fruit, not a Christmas tree with decorations tied on— John Stott
Instructive Christian Christmas quotations
For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people. The Christmas message shows us that this love is for everyone. There is no one beyond its reach.
If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: 'God with us.'
Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal men may live in eternity.
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father's face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.
Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins.
Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.
He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.
Peace on earth, and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled.
Christmas: It's the only religious holiday that's also a federal holiday.
That way, Christians can go to their services, and everyone else can sit at home and reflect on the true meaning of the separation of church and state.
Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten.
It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine! To fold a world in the embrace of God!
Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world.
The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.
The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.
All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.
He was created of a mother whom He created.
He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.
Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation.
Jesus Christ's claim of divinity is the most serious claim anyone ever made.
Everything about Christianity hinges on His carnation, crucifixion, and resurrection. That's what Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are all about.
Anyone can be sentimental about the nativity;
any fool can feel like a Christian at Christmas. But Easter is the main event; if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you’re not a believer." “If you don’t believe in Easter,” Owen Meany said. “Don’t kid yourself—Don’t call yourself a Christian.
Happy Day After Christmas, Merry Rest of the Year, even when Christmas is over, The Light of the World is Still Here!
On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.
I say 'Merry Christmas' to people I don't know, or to people I know are Christians. I say 'Happy Hanukkah' to people I know to be or suspect to be Jewish. And I don't say 'Happy Kwanzaa,' because I think African Americans get enough insults all year round.
CHRISTMAS DAY Jesus came! - and came for me.
Simple words! and yet expressing Depths of holy mystery, Depths of wondrous love and blessing. Holy Spirit, make me see All His coming means for me; Take the things of Christ, I pray, Show them to my heart today.
The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of-Christ's birth.
Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man - His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God - when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.
Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you.
At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.
Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.
Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.Why wait for a call when you have a command?
Christmas celebrations are often full of sound.
It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love.
So if a Christian is touched only once a year, the touching is still worth it, and maybe on some given Christmas, some quiet morning, the touch will take.
During the first 13 centuries after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, no one thought of setting up a creche to celebrate Christmas. The pre-eminent Christian holiday was Easter, not Christmas.
It is the most human and kindly of seasons, as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feeling of human brotherhood, which is the essential spirit of Christianity, as the month of June with sunshine and the balmy breath of roses.
For many people, the big feast of the year is Christmas, but for Christians, the truly great feast is Easter. Without Easter, without the Resurrection, we would not have the gift of salvation. Jesus had to rise from the dead or else he would have just been another failed Messiah and his birth would be a forgotten footnote of history.