Summary: Know that Gods love will help you walk out of that setback right down the street to your comeback... Better, healthier, stronger...more blessed and more loved Then you were before...
You were worth it...
Here we are December 13, 2015 with Christmas fast approaching...
it is yet that time of year again where we will experience and share
in exchanging and giving gifts.
It is that time of year we experience giving and sharing
with one another...And If you want to know about sharing,
I would suggest asking anyone who has a December birthday…
Because anyone with a December birthday will tell you… That
they have no doubt shared their birthday many times with Christmas
Having a December birthday myself, I have heard more than one time
go ahead and pick one of your gifts under the tree for your birthday…
And my response was then and is now and forever will be…
Those are not birthday presents under the tree those are my Christmas gifts
and I don't want one of my Christmas presents I want my birthday present
And I know that many of you know that around here, we like to make it
known...that we celebrate what we call our birthday month
And why wouldn't we? Who wants to wait 364 more days just to
celebrate one day of the year...it's a special time of year and it should
be celebrated longer than just one day
Almost all store owners and most of society feels the same way
about Jesus birthday… Because we start celebrating Jesus's birthday
It seems earlier and earlier every year
Retailers have even invented a holiday in and that all of itself
to really kickoff the gift giving season..called Black Friday
And each year it seems as though we see more and more violence
take place on what should be the most enjoyable time of the year...
Maybe they should start calling it Black eye Friday
Which leads me to the age-old question…
Do we celebrate the gifts or the giver?
Parents all over the globe worrying about giving the right
amount of gifts, or exactly the right gift, or being able to
afford to give any gifts at all...
The most important gift a parent could ever give to a child
TBS in proverbs
Proverbs 22:6 NKJ
6 Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
MSG says it this way
6 Point your kids in the right direction—
when they’re old they won’t be lost.
Never in my lifetime if I seen society was so much available to them…
So many people lost...with such little direction in why they are going..
let alone where they're going to without a reason..
JESUS is the only REASON for the season...
Believe me store owners may use caution when they say Merry Christmas..but their profit margin Loves everything about Him..
People are so caught up with The commercialization of it all…
That they forget the Hope that God gave the world
when He gave the greatest gift of all time...
Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJ
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end
The hope and peace that Jesus offers...to that which
there is no end, has all but been pushed to the side and labeled as not pc and to that I ask...what hope does being pc offer you?
Never has there been so
much available to us...
so much technology,
so much communication,
so much knowledge,
So little hope… Without JESUS involved in the details..
Romans 5:5 NKJ
5Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Hope defined: the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen : a feeling that something good will happen or be true
God wants you to have a confident expectation of good..
because He is favor minded when it comes to His children!
And if you're a child of God this morning… He wants you to have a confident expectation of good taking place in your life
And if you're not a child of God this morning… The accuser
has done his best to abolish the hope that this way of thinking gives.
The accuser and the world says there's no way that this is possible…
But I would tell you different story this morning because the hope that