Jesus, Our Gift
Romans 8:32 (NIV) He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Isaiah 9:6 (KJ21) For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given;…
John 3:16 (KJ21) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,…”
2 Corinthians 9:15 (ESV) Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
Three Facets Of Gifts:
1. Some gifts are surprising.
John 1:11 (NIV) He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
2. Some gifts show you what you need.
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) For it is by grace…
John 14:6 (NIV) “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
3. Some gifts are deeply personal.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV) For God … made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God displayed in the face of Christ.
Talk It Over
What is the best, most unexpected gift you’ve ever received? How did it make you feel? Did you say the things Shane talked about? Did you feel the same way when you met Jesus? How do you describe that to someone?
Of the scriptures used in today’s message, which has the most meaning or impact for you? Why? Who will you share it with this week?
Before this message, had you considered how the gift of a Savior is a gift given because you were lacking something? What is that? How does that gift bring you what you needed but couldn’t provide on your own?
Over the next few days, spend time in prayers of praise and thankfulness for our God who loves us so much that he gave everything to bring us close to him.
Parents: As you unwrap presents with your children this Christmas, talk with them about the greatest gift they’ll ever receive – Jesus! Help them understand that he came to give us everything – love, hope, peace, joy, and eternal life. Ask them if they are ready to accept the gift of life with him forever and pray with them if they are ready. That’s what Christmas is all about!
With a passion for Christ that is undeniable, Shane directly involves his listeners in each message. He speaks with high energy and delivers powerful teaching that is relevant to current life issues.
Wednesday | 6:30pm