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From Secular to Sacred. From Santa to Savior From Holiday to Holy Day From Decoration to Devotion From Getting to Giving. From Decoration to Devotion.  1 Peter 3:3-4. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • From Secular to SacredFrom Santa to SaviorFrom Holiday to Holy DayFrom Decoration to DevotionFrom Getting to Giving

  • From Decoration to Devotion

  • 1 Peter 3:3-4

    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

  • Colossians 2:16-17

    Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

  • SOME PEOPLE THINK CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE WORLDLY, BUT THEY CAN BE AN OBJECT LESSON ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS.

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning?

  • Acts 17:22-29

    Please turn in your Bible to this passage.

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning?Evergreen Trees, WreathsPagan groves in the Old TestamentGermanic objects of worship and human sacrificeChristian meaning: Eternal life!

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, WreathsHollyChinese New YearRoman SaturnaliaDruid protectionChristians reminded of Jesus crown of thorns

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, Wreaths HollyMistletoe -Tree parasite w/ healing powers- Druids used for protection-Norse myth about Baldersresurrection

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, Wreaths HollyMistletoe -We love because He first loved us!

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, Wreaths Holly Mistletoe Light(s)Sun gods - worship during Winter Solstice.Jesus is God the SON .

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, Wreaths Holly Mistletoe Light(s)Yule Log- Germanic root to turn Sun rises again

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Why do we use decorations that have had earlier non-Christian meaning? Evergreen Trees, Wreaths Holly Mistletoe Light(s)Yule Log- The SON rises, and turns everything around.

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene Star

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene Star Bells

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene Star Bells Candy Canes

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene Star Bells Candy Canes Christian Words (Love, Joy, Peace) and Scripture

  • Questions about the Decorations And Those Who Dislike Decorations

    Which decorations have distinctive Christian meaning? Nativity Scene Star Bells Candy Canes Christian Words (Love, Joy, Peace) and ScriptureChristmas Music (Carols)

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light

  • John 8:12

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life

  • John 3:16

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16Red Salvation by the blood of Christ Romans 5:9

  • Romans 5:9

    Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16Red Salvation by the blood of Christ Romans 5:9White Forgiveness Isaiah 1:18

  • Isaiah 1:18

    "Come now, let us reason together,"says the LORD."Though your sins are like scarlet,they shall be as white as snow;though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16Red Salvation by the blood of Christ Romans 5:9White Forgiveness Isaiah 1:18Blue - Heaven

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16Red Salvation by the blood of Christ Romans 5:9White Forgiveness Isaiah 1:18Blue - HeavenGold Christs Deity

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What do the decorations mean to us? Lights Jesus is the Light Evergreens Eternal Life ColorsGreen Eternal Life John 3:16Red Salvation by the blood of Christ Romans 5:9White Forgiveness Isaiah 1:18Blue - HeavenGold Christs DeitySilver Christs Perfect Humanity

  • Questions about the Decorator And Those Who Like Decorations

    What is the motivation for having decorations? To impress other people? To make other people happy? To point other people to Christ?

  • 1 Peter 3:15

    But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

  • 1 Corinthians 5:20

    We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

  • 1 Corinthians 10:31-33

    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God- even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

  • Isaiah 7:14

    Born of a VirginTherefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

  • What Should We Do?

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