Summary: This is a salvation message that shows you three gifts that you will never return...
“THREE GIFTS THAT YOU WILL NEVER RETURN”
INTRODUCTION: Our Text indicates that the wise men are presenting their gifts to the “Gift of all Gifts”. John 3:16 teaches us this… During the Christmas season, we emphasize the giving of gifts. Sometimes gifts must be returned. After Christmas, the lines are often long with gifts being returned. They are being returned for many different reasons. Sometimes, the gift does not fit, it’s broken or it may even be the wrong color. With that thought in mind, I thought of some gifts that would never be returned and these gifts can be yours, if they are not already.
I. THE GIFT OF SALVATION WILL NEVER BE RETURNED. (Romans 5:15-18)
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
A. Salvation Is A Grace Gift. (It is undeserved)
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5: 21
B. Salvation Is The Greatest Gift. (It is unequalled)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
A. No More Sickness
B. No More Suffering
C. No More Sorrowing
D. No More Sadness
E. No More Separation
III. THE GIFT OF A HOME IN HEAVEN WILL NEVER BE RETURNED. (John 14:1-3; Revelation21:8)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Rev 21:8
A. Heaven Is a Prepared Place
B. Heaven Is a Populated Place
C. Heaven Is a Protected Place
D. Heaven Is a Praising Place
E. Heaven Is a Perfect Place
CONCLUSION: It all begins with salvation. If you are saved, you have the gift of eternal life and a prepared place in heaven.