Summary: In this outline sermon I am listing seven of the divine gifts given from God to us, the church. It will make us know more than ever before that we are dependant upon God for all the good gifts. They come from the devil. Though we do not get into stating
SEVEN DIVINE GIFTS TO MEN
In this outline sermon I am listing seven of the divine gifts given from God to us, the church. It will make us know more than ever before that we are dependant upon God for all the good gifts. They come from the devil. Though we do not get into stating that while every good and perfect gift comes from God, it is redundant that the devil is the author of all that is stolen, killed and destroyed in our lives according to John 10:10 (AMP) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). The purpose of this sermon is to make know more of the love of God toward all people.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
"God sent a gift one Christmas morn, a wondrous gift, a precious gift.
God sent a gift one Christmas morn by peasant maid and craftsman hand.
God sent a gift one Christmas morn and wrapped it up in swaddling clothes, For me, He did.
Yes, for me He did. God sent a gift one Christmas morn and wrapped it up
in swaddling clothes. For me."
I. JESUS CHRIST is the greatest gift to the world, church, you and me.
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest
the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him,
and he would have given thee living water. .
A. The world does not know this great gift.
(Isa 45:5 KJV) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
(Jer 4:22 KJV) For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
(John 8:19 KJV) Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
B. Jesus, the gift of God, overcame hell death and the grave.
1. Because He lives we can live also.
2. Because He overcame hell, death and the grave we will all at His second coming.
C. Jesus is that ’Indescribable gift.’
2 Cor 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
D. Every thing we receive from the Father comes through HIM.
Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Celsus was the first great skeptic. He once asked, "What has Jesus given to the world that that no one else has given?" Someone answered, "Himself!" Yes, that’s Jesus’ magnificent, stunning gift to the world. He gave himself! He gave himself not only in submission upon the cross but also in power in the resurrection.
II. The second great gift from God is the HOLY SPIRIT.
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of
the Holy Ghost. .
Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. .
A. The Holy Spirit now lives in the whole Church.
1. Not for sale. You cannot buy the Holy Spirit; He is a gift to you.
Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee,
because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be
purchased with money.
a. There are groups that think they can buy their way into heaven.
b. The only way is Jesus and we much be born again of the Spirit.
B. The Holy Spirit is for all races and people.
Act 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were
astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that
on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the
1. The Jewish church in Jerusalem thought the Holy Sprit was only for them.
Act 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he
did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ;
what was I, that I could withstand God?
a. Peter was shocked.
b. There are some Christians think that their group is the only group that will make heaven. Will they ever be surprised on that day?