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Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

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  1. Christmas Gifts Ephesians 2:8; Romans 6:23 Radical Christmas

  2. Great Gifts • Are things we actually need. • Are beyond our abilities. • Are given from the heart. • Require sacrifice.

  3. The Perfect Gift • Are things we actually need. • Are beyond our abilities. • Are given from the heart. • Require sacrifice. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

  4. The Perfect Gift • Are things we actually need. • Are beyond our abilities. • Are given from the heart. • Require sacrifice. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

  5. Romans 5:6-8 • “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

  6. The Perfect Gift “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 • Are things we actually need. • Are beyond our abilities. • Are given from the heart. • Requires sacrifice.

  7. The Perfect Gift • Eternal life is the greatest gift. • This is an exclusive gift.

  8. Challenge: Receive the Gift • Gifts must be opened. • Gifts should be used.

  9. 1 Timothy 4:14 “Do not neglect your gift, which was given you...” • 2 Timothy 1:6 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” • 1 Peter 4:10 “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.”

  10. Challenge: Receive the Gift • Gifts must be opened. • Gifts should be used. • Gifts prompt sharing.

  11. Challenge: Receive the Gift • Gifts must be opened. • Gifts should be used. • Gifts prompt sharing and gratitude.