I’m sure you’ll have lots of guests over for Christmas or be a guest along with many others during the month of December. Candy canes are a great intro to share the gospel, especially with children. The candy cane’s shape as a “J” reminds us of Jesus and when flipped around reminds us of a shepherd’s staff and how each of us is His sheep (John 10). The large red stripe reminds us of Jesus’ blood which he shed for our sins to make us pure before God. The white color of the candy cane stands for the purity that is ours through Christ. The three small stripes represent the Trinity.
Tell People about Santa
Santa is real! You probably already knew that. I’m obviously not talking about the pudgy character dressed in red! Our society has lost the true meaning of Christmas and perverted it with a commercial perspective epitomized by the character we call “Santa Claus.”
The next time you hear people talking about Santa, go ahead and tell them the real story. Nicholas was a wealthy man, orphaned as a boy, who loved God and desired to serve Him. Because the Bible tells us to give to the poor Nicholas spent his life, as a pastor, giving away his wealth and providing for the needs of children and the needy.
Many of the traditions we have about Santa Claus arose from his efforts – like those of dropping gold coins anonymously down chimneys for poor families. Whatever the case, next time you hear people talking about Santa, go ahead and tell them the true story of a man who loved God so much that he was willing to give all he had to love others as well. That will give you an interesting and easy start to sharing about the greatest gift ever given, the gift that inspired Nicholas to give the way he did and the gift that we celebrate at Christmas – Jesus.
Source of Ideas: eternityimpact — http://eternityimpact.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-evangelism-ideas.html.
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