“Christmas doesn’t sing about a list of who has been naughty or nice. Christmas celebrates the fact that our naughty list is nailed to the cross. God forgives sins “by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross”

“It’s only in the gospel, only in Christianity, that you see there’s good news for bad people. There’s hope for those that don’t respond well to the message, ‘Just be better. Just work harder.’ If you’re bad, Christmas cheer is for you.” — Jason Meyer

Text: 1 Timothy 1:15–17

Preached: December 20, 2014

Location: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota