Summary: This message takes a look at Christmas and shows how Christ is God’s perfect gift to man.
Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus
I’m starting to enjoy Christmas again
Christmas as a child
What would the perfect gift be?
Do you get any value from not opening it?
You don’t know the worth until you open it!
The person who has given it knows
So let’s spend two weeks unwrapping Christmas
God originally gave an amazing gift to the Israelites
Established covenants or promises
He gave them privileges no other people ever had
They were His people
But the worth of the gift wasn’t realized by the people
They abused it and became a mocked people
God granted grace and raised Israel up
Israel betrayed God and sold herself to other gods
God knew He would need a perfect, indescribable gift
Jump forward 400 years | Luke 2:12
Shepherds minding their own business
God seems to interrupt a lot
Noah, Abraham, Jonah
They would find a well taken care of baby
This child was God’s perfect gift
2 Co. 9:15
What couldn’t happen through Israel, God would do through Jesus
Rude to not provide a way to the gift
No, “Do not open until Christmas”, tag
You can access this gift all year, not just at Christmas
God would establish a way to access this perfect gift
Christ brings grace, forgiveness, purpose, love and mercy into our lives
You can turn your life over to Christ today
Belief, Repentance, Confession, Baptism
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