Summary: God's Gift to Wonderful For Words! (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

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Reading: 2 Corinthians chapter 9 verse 15

Ill: Which is best?

• Should the tree be real or artificial?

• Should tree lights twinkle or stay constant?

• Should the tree be topped with an angel or a star?

• Should you fling or hang tinsel?

• Cranberry sauce or horseradish with the turkey?

• Cream or custard on your Christmas pudding?

• Should you watch the Queens speech live or the highlights later on the news?

• Do you open gifts on Christmas morning or after Christmas dinner?

The tradition of gift-giving extends all the way back to the Wise-men;

• Who brought gifts to the Christ-child in the manger.

• We all know how they brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

• Well we all know that;

• But recently some children in a school play near London, got it slightly wrong!


• During the play,,

• Three six-year-old boys acted out the role of the wise men.

• As they presented their gifts at the nativity scene,

• Each boy stepped forward and stated what they were offering to Christ.

• The first held out his arms and said, “Gold.”

• The second boy knelt down and said, “Myrrh.”

• The last boy obviously nervous and struggling to remember his lines,

• Stepped forward and declared, “Franki sent this”

That little boy may have got his gift for Jesus wrong,

• But kids are great at letting us know what they want;

• Ask them what they want and they will not have to hesitiate before answering!


• Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents.

• At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers.

• The youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs,


• His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said,

• "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf."

• To which the little brother replied,

• "No, but Gramma is!"

A boy who was making sure he got his perfect present:

• Sometimes we get presents that are actually better than we first thought,

• Like the boy who was bought a musical guitar.


• When his uncle gave him the guitar, he was not too impressed,

• Yet the next time he saw him after the Xmas holidays he was full of enthusiasm.

“Thanks for the electric guitar you gave me for Christmas,

it's the best present I ever got."

• “That's great," said his uncle. "What made the difference, did you learn how to play it?"

• "Oh, I don't play it and that’s why it’s so great," replied the boy.

• The uncle puzzled asked him “What do you mean?”

• The boy answered:

"Well, My mom gives me a 50p not to play it during the daytime

and my dad gives me £1 a week not to play it at night”.

Well, this year, just like every year:

• Millions of people, both children and adults,

• Will open millions of gifts.

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