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  1. GOD’S PRECIOUSGIFT

  2. God’s Precious Gift John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  3. God’s Precious Gift God Gave Jesus: He did not: Sell Him, Loan Him, or rent Him God gave Jesus before man ever thought of such a thing. He saw what we were, & what we needed, He made the commitment.

  4. God’s Precious Gift The apostle Paul wrote: Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

  5. God’s Precious Gift • He gave His very Best • How much does God value us? • John 17:22-23 • “…that they may be one, even as we are one: • I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

  6. God’s Precious Gift I. He gave His very Best Jesus asked two questions Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

  7. God’s Precious Gift I. He gave His very Best Jesus asked two questions Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

  8. God’s Precious Gift I. He gave His very Best Jesus asked two questions Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

  9. God’s Precious Gift • He gave His very Best • Peter revealed the cost. • I Peter 1:18-19 • “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

  10. God’s Precious Gift • He gave His very Best • Peter revealed the cost. • I Peter 1:18-19 • “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

  11. God’s Precious Gift • He gave His very Best • Peter revealed the cost. • I Peter 1:18-19 • “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

  12. God’s Precious Gift • He gave His very Best • You are not cheap or worthless in God’s eyes, no matter who you are or what you have done. • God loves you, & has given His Best for you! • You can be saved & go to heaven! • Christ, not man will tell you how!

  13. God’s Precious Gift II. He gave because we needed Him Man has a very difficult time thinking like God thinks, seeing as God sees and understanding what God understands. God knows us because He made us! God knows how much we need Him!

  14. God’s Precious Gift II. He gave because we needed Him Many don’t realize how much they need God We need God’s physical blessings: Air, water, food, clothing, shelter, etc We need God’s spiritual blessings: Grace, guidance, help We need God emotionally: hope, peace, and love

  15. God’s Precious Gift II. He gave because we needed Him We are often told to be independent, Trust no one, or be your own person. Some have taken this to mean we don’t need God. Many go through life without Him to regret their decision forever!

  16. God’s Precious Gift II. He gave because we needed Him Jesus’ letter to the church at Laodicea Revelation 3:20-21 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne…”

  17. God’s Precious Gift II. He gave because we needed Him Jesus’ letter to the church at Laodicea Revelation 3:20-21 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me on My throne…”

  18. God’s Precious Gift Luke 15:17-19 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. Luke 12:18-20 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? II. He gave because we needed Him Luke 15:12-32 The prodigal woke up in a pig pen and found he needed home and God. Luke 12:16-21 Rich farmer was going to build greater barns, but he learned his soul belong to God.

  19. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, (by grace ye have been saved;)”

  20. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, (by grace ye have been saved;)”

  21. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us The cross has a unique & wonderful Power over our lives Time of pride, it humbles one Time of guilt, think of forgiveness Time of anger, think of patience Time of fear, it reassures Time of worry, it gives hope

  22. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

  23. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son,butdelivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

  24. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us Romans 8:31-32 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son,butdelivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

  25. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us II Corinthians 5:14-15 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

  26. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us II Corinthians 5:14-15 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

  27. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us II Corinthians 5:14-15 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

  28. God’s Precious Gift III. He gave His Love to Change us God knew the best way to reach & bring about change in the lives of people was by loving them. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…”

  29. God’s Precious Gift “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

  30. God’s Precious Gift Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

  31. God’s Precious Gift II Thess. 1:7-9 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. The Broad Way The Narrow Way HEAVEN HELL To travel the narrow we have to do something Nothing to do to travel the broad way. Matthew 7:13-14

  32. God’s Precious Gift • What must one do to walk the narrow way? • All MUST obey the gospel of Christ! • Hear – Romans 10:17 • Believe – Hebrews 11:6 • Repent – Luke 13:3 • Confess Christ – Acts 8:36-37 • Be Baptized – Acts 2:38, 47 • Remain Faithful – Rev. 2:10

  33. God’s Precious Gift Christ did this for you & me! My precious blood I shed, I gave my life for thee,

  34. God’s Precious Gift Will You Take Advantage Of God’s Gift Today, By Obeying Him? You may never have another opportunity if you reject Him today! Heaven is waiting Hell is real !

  35. God’s Precious Gift DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN? WILL YOU GIVE JESUS YOUR LIFE TODAY?