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  • Gift Giving Should Be Personal And Relational

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Dec 10, 2011
     | 2,141 views

    GIFT GIVING SHOULD BE PERSONAL AND RELATIONAL Have you ever seen the episode of "Friends" where Joey and Chandler wait too long to buy Christmas gifts? They end up having to buy gifts from a gas station. They give Rachael wiper blades and an air freshener. When Rachel ...read more

  • The Truly Generous Is The Truly Wise; And He ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
     | 1,740 views

    "The truly generous is the truly wise; And he who loves not ...read more

  • Where Your Heart Is  PRO

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,122 views

    St Augustine wrote Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure. Where your treasure is, there is your heart. Where you heart is, there is your ...read more

  • People Buy Gifts To Enhance Their Emotional ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,189 views

    People Buy Gifts to enhance their emotional connection with another, says Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing. Since the focus of gift giving is emotional, gifts that connect embody a feeling, rather than being something practical, the very best gifts are life’s little luxuries and ...read more

  • Teachers Believe They Have A Gift For Giving; It ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
     | 1,336 views

    Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to ...read more

  • Ownership Of The Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 26, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,422 views

    OWNERSHIP OF THE GIFT A humanitarian group in Africa, noticing the filthy water, sewage, and disease, built clean water and sewage system for a village. Months later, they visited the village, but it was back to square one with filthy water, sewage and disease. [from Pickthebrain.com] The chief ...read more

  • The Other Day, While Driving, I Was Listening To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Thomas H on Oct 13, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,026 views

    The other day, while driving, I was listening to Family Radio. A sponsorship slot came on advertising a mortgage broker. This advertisement was advertising how if you refinanced your mortgage using their services, you’d be able to save thousands of dollars! That’s right, thousands of dollars! ...read more

  • Some Gifts You Can Give This Christmas Are Beyond ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 16, 2006
     | 1,617 views

    Some gifts you can give this Christmas are beyond monetary value: Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion, tell someone, "I love you." Give something away--anonymously. Forgive someone who has treated you wrong. Turn away wrath with a soft answer. Visit someone in a nursing home. Apologize if you were ...read more

  • The Gift

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Dec 20, 2007
     | 7,617 views

    THE GIFT A professor of mine from seminary told us this story: When he was a young man, all of 23, he had the opportunity to take a summer tour of Europe as a graduation present, he was from a well to do family. He traveled about Europe by train, boat and sometimes by bicycle. Finally he ended up ...read more

  • Give, Give, Give

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 11, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 12,360 views

    GIVE, GIVE, GIVE One time a skeptic said to a preacher, "I can’t stand this Christianity business. All I ever hear from you Christians is give, give, give." The preacher thought a minute and said, ...read more

  • Giving

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Nov 21, 2023
     | 441 views

    I was raised in the church. My dad pastored 65 years. I graduated college and was married. We returned home for Christmas. We all gathered around the tree. I remembered my speedometer and God’s goodness. My wife and mom handed out the presents. Each family member had several gifts. In the ...read more

  • Good Gifts

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,843 views

    GOOD GIFTS Go to God--he is the source of our goodness on this earth. Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! This story about Hudson Taylor, a well-known ...read more

  • Diverse Gifts  PRO

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 15, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,181 views

    [illustration] On Christmas morning, the children in a family do not usually all receive the same gifts. One gets a football, one a puzzle, another receives a doll house, and another a table game. Yet, although each child does not receive the same gifts as the others, the parents intend the gifts ...read more

  • A Free Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 7,816 views

    Salvation is a "Free Gift" from God. Although "Free" it does not mean everyone has it. If the local harware store was handing out free snow shovels today, does that mean you have one, no. You have to go to the hardware store and ask for one of those free snow shovels, and then when it is in your ...read more

  • The Graduation Gift  PRO

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 10,210 views

    THE GRADUATION GIFT A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom, and knowing that his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited ...read more

  • Perfect Gifts

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 15, 2009
     | 4,206 views

    PERFECT GIFTS Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas time. And I am sure that as Christmas approaches, we are wondering what lies behind those wrapped presents. I remember as a child that these four weeks of advent were so difficult. I would go by that tree about 30 million times a day ...read more

  • The Gift Of The Skates

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,784 views

    THE GIFT OF THE SKATES So how do we recognize His authority in our lives? How do we express our faith and our love to Him? By committing ourselves to His mission. Jesus doesn’t say anything about saving sinners and getting them into heaven. The primary priority of his mission is to preach good ...read more

  • The Gift Of A Cross

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 28, 2011
     | 2,905 views

    THE GIFT OF A CROSS Story: Woman Led to Christ through an Act of Kindness Craig Groeschel, The Christian Atheist (Zondervan, 2011). p. 210 It's amazing what a difference the little things will make. For example, years ago when I was a new believer, I always wore a tiny cross pin on my shirts. ...read more

  • The Gift Of Us

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,439 views

    The Gift of Us Marjorie Tallcott was married and had one child during the Great Depression. The family managed to scrape their way through, but as Christmas approached one year Marjorie and her husband were disappointed that they would not be able to buy any presents. A week before Christmas they ...read more

  • Ridiculous Gifts  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 10, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,069 views

    RIDICULOUS GIFTS There is a program in the US called “Good Morning America.” This was about 10 years ago, there was a lady named Joan London, who did a segment on Christmas Gifts and made some suggestions about the list: “You may want to include these in your list: • Jaguar 220 – this is a ...read more