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Psalm 122
 
The truth is, every Christmas can be the best, if you're looking for the right things.
Christmas is best celebrated when celebrated with others.
How Christmas can light up your life.
(v. 1) I rejoiced with those who said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord."
The church isn't perfect, but it is where we best experience God.
He's alone, but he doesn't have to be.
"If I can't have things exactly the way I want them, then I'll just retreat into my shell."
But it always will be the gathering place for God's people.
Rejoice whenever you have the opportunity to enter the house of the Lord.
 
1. UNITY.
  • If Christ is amongst us, then it is necessary that we sometimes yield up our own opinion for the sake of peace.
  • Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)
  • There's something more important than being right all the time.
  • There's something more important than winning every argument.
  • How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)
  • God is pleased when His people get along.
2. WORSHIP.
  • It truly becomes a house of worship.
  • The church exists to bring glory and honor to the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Let's focus on giving God all that we have to give Him.
3. GOODWILL.
  • "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14)
  • (v. 8-9) For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you." For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your prosperity.
  • Rejoice that you are a part of this community of faith.