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Summary: The true gift of Christmas is God's gift to the world. For God so loved the world that He gave...It is the gift that humanity so desperately needed..

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What is the meaning of Christmas? Why gifts? We know when Christ was born the Wise men brought gifts; gold, incense and myrrh .It was their way to honor and worship the new born King. The true meaning of Christmas is the true gift come into the world, Christ the Savior. As a gift it is not forced upon us, but it offered and when received it brings joy to the recipient.

Why God's gift?

1. Man needs this gift

2. A child may receive a sweater for Christmas, he may not be excited about it, but it is just what he needed.

3.For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

4. Our sin was taking us to condemnation, but God's gift changed that.

Why God's gift?

1. Because God loved us

2. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

3. The love of God prompted Him to give

4. His love forced an action toward humanity

Why God's gift?

1. Because God had a plan

2. A plan to bring sinful man in communion with a Holy God

3. It was God's will and pleasure to do so

4. It allowed God to express His love

5. The Samaritan woman questioned Jesus intentions to reach out to her. Christ said if you knew the gift of God and who it is that says give me to drink; you would have asked Him and he would have given you living water.

For who is the gift?

1. The whole world. " For God so loved the world "

2. Whosoever believeth

3. For all the hurting and broken hearted

4. For all that need fixing

What is the gift?

1. Christ

2. He gave His only begotten son

3. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given

4. The gift is the Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace

5. Therefore by the offence of one judgement came unto all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

The Lord gave Himself for us

1. To redeem us

2. To make us worthy

3. To justify us

God's precious gift is given in a special way

1. It's a gift that was planned

2. It's a gift that was wrapped in flesh

3. It's a gift that was given with love

Conclusion

Our question. What de we say to this gift? Do we receive Him? Do we say, thanks, that is exactly what I needed.


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