Summary: Recognizing that God’s greatest gift is His Son Christ Jesus, this outline identifies five great gifts that God gives us through His Son.
GOD’S PERFECT GIFTS FOR HIS CHILDREN
“Every good gift and ever perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
When we think of God’s gifts to mankind, we first thank Him for His indescribable gift, our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all other gifts are given. Let us look at five of these perfect gifts God provides.
I. THE GIFT OF KINSHIP...CHILDREN OF GOD
"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:26.
"Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is." I John 3:2. NASB
"The Spirit, Himself, bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ." Romans 8:16-7.
II. THE GIFT OF AN EVERLASTING SALVATION
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any one pluck them out of My hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand." John 10:27-29.
III. THE GIFT OF A RIGHTEOUSNESS NOT OUR OWN
"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." II Corinthians 5:21.
IV. THE GIFT OF A PERFECT PEACE THAT DEFIES OUR COMPREHENSION
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because his trust is in Thee." Isaiah 26:3.
V. THE GIFT OF ASSURED GLORIFICATION
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance, which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you." I Peter 1:3-4.