Upside Down Christmas Trees
Years ago, there was a new holiday trend that literally turned a traditional Christmas celebration upside down. Hammacher/Schlemmer, a retail company based in New York, was offering a unique yuletide decoration: The Upside-Down Christmas Tree. Standing at 7-feet tall and pre-lit with over 800 commercial grade lights, this technological marvel could be yours for the low price of $599.95. Why would anyone want an upside-down Christmas tree? According to Hammacher/Schlemmer’s website: “The inverted shape makes it easier to see ornaments, which hang away from the dense needles,” while “allowing more room for the accumulation of presents underneath.” Other retail outlets followed suit, including ChristmasTreeForMe.com, which offered 5-to-7.5-foot bizarro trees from $280 to $504. Even Target was getting in on the action, with upside-down trees ranging from $299 to $499 on its website. The retail giant claimed that the trees “leave more room on the floor for gifts.”
It’s alright to have an Upside-Down Christmas Tree, but it is wrong to have an Upside-Down Christmas. When you believe that Jesus is the Reason for the Season, then your Christmas will not be Upside Down!
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Sermon Notes: How To Have a Positive or No Fear Christmas! 2 Tim, 1:6-7
Mary & Joseph Had Positive Christmas -They had a No Fear Christmas! Luke 1:45-48; Mt. 1:1-19; 24
How can you have a Positive No Fear Christmas? Remember Two Things:
What God did not give you? He did not give you Fear!
What did God give you? He gave you: Power; Love; Sound Mind
Other verses :John 14: 1, 27; I John 4:18; Col. 3:1-2; John 8:29; Ephesians 3:12; 2 Tim. 1:12