Jolly Old St. Nicholas:
Meet the REAL Santa Claus!
Have your children or grandchildren come to a more "mature" understanding of Santa Claus? In other words, have they "found out" (you know what we mean!)? If so, this may be a challenging Christmas season for you as a parent or grandparent. But there's good news! There is a REAL St. Nicholas! WHAT!? It's true! Nicholas of Myra was a real historical figure. Born in the year 270 A.D. in Patara, Lycia (now a part of modern-day Turkey), Nicholas was a passionate disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. This Christmas Season, learn about St. Nicholas of Myra - the REAL Santa Claus! This may help you to "soften the blow" as you share the truth with your children or grandchildren regarding the cultural Santa Claus figure they have grown to love. Links to messages given by our pastor, George Jensen, appear below. The first message is a general overview of St. Nicholas. The following five are part of a series that connects Nicholas' life, ministry and testimony with faith-building topics. Feel free to download pdf copies of the messages and watch some of the accompanying videos. Learn and be blessed so you can share the truth about St. Nicholas with your children or grandchildren!
Click below to read or download pdf copies of the messages and watch the accompanying videos!
St. Nicholas General Overview:
"A Story About St. Nicholas for All Ages!" - Colossians 1:15-19, 3:12-14
Jolly Old St. Nicholas Message Series
"St. Nicholas: A Committed Christian" - 2 Timothy 1:5-7; Colossians 2:6-7
"St. Nicholas: A Cheerful Giver" - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; 1 John 3:17-18
"St. Nicholas: A Champion for Justice" - Proverbs 21:3; Amos 5:21-24
"St. Nicholas: A Contender for Christ" - John 1:1-4; Colossians 1:15-19
"St. Nicholas: A Critic of Idol Worship" - Exodus 20:3-6; John 4:23