Summary: An illustrated Christmas message about the gifts of God that were given to us from the Cross.
The Unspeakable Gift
TEXT: II Corinthians 9:15
Every since that day in Eden’s garden that Adams sin created a gulf between man. A chasm that many generations to follow would attempt to bridge. For many generation the only way that man could approach their Holy God, was through the animal sacrifice by the intercession of the High Priest.
However, every drop of animal blood that sizzled in the fire of the brazen altar rang loud in the ears of God, that there was a need for a greater sacrifice. The truth was that there would have to be divine intercessor, a perfect sacrifice. The reality was that for this great chasm to be bridged, God would have to send his only begotten son to take upon himself the form of humanity, and become that spotless sacrifice.
THE SONG SAYS IT WELL: “What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus"
Because (John 3:16) God loved the world so much, he gave his only begotten son that whosoever would believe on him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
As our text says, It is an unspeakable gift.
As we celebrate this Christmas holiday, there will be many gifts bought, given, and received. I want to talk about the gifts that Christ has given us, not only this season, but all year, every year.
John 3:16, 17
(2 Cor. 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new.
(2 Cor. 5:21) 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.
(I John 2:1,2) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
(John 1:12,13) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
(John 14:27) Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
(2 Thess 3:16) Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.
(Psalm 37:37) Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
(Isaiah 53:5) He was wounded for our transgressions . . .
(I Peter 2:24) Who himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
In my name ye shall cast out devils.
Galatians 1:4 – Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of the Lord and our father.
Romans 6:14 – For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:6 – Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Christ, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is free from sin.
Romans 6:1 – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound” God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?