“Why is the deity of Christ important and why do we celebrate His birth?”
“The Reason that we Celebrate”
I. Only God can forgive your sin
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
II. Only God can establish an eternal purpose for your life
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This commission came after he had revealed to them that he was God by His resurrection.
Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
When Jesus died the purpose of His disciples went away, but when He was declared to be God by His resurrection they were able to live a dynamic life for Him turning the World upside down, many experiencing martyrdom for their faith.
A man cannot provide this eternal purpose. Only God can provide a purpose that is eternal.
III. Only God can provide an example worth following
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Men will fail you. Their example is fallible. There are good men but the best that they are is men and the best that their example can provide is from man.
The example of Jesus Christ is the example of God and is infallible, unchangeable, and eternal.
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: