God’s Gift To Us

GOD WITH US – GOD’S GIFT TO US

Emmanuel – God with us. We can know the abiding presence of God in our lives. God has no intention of leaving us or deserting us.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Nothing can separate us from His love for us.

Romans 8:35-39 Who then can ever keep Christ’s love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore? And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?  … Despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ.

The gift of Jesus and His love for you is still available to you.

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The Greatest Gift to You and Me

THE GREATEST GIFT TO YOU AND ME

The greatest joy is Jesus’ love inside.

John 3:16 – 17  For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

God gave His only son. The same gift is being offered to you today. It only remains for you to receive Him

Malachi 3:17 “They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him.

Will you be one of those who God can call His own?  Will you be one of His treasured possessions?

 

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The Greatest Gift for the Man in the Temple

THE GREATEST GIFT FOR THE MAN IN THE TEMPLE

One of the greatest stories for me is the story of Simeon. He had known, waited and expected Jesus to come. It happened as he had hoped.

Luke 2: 25-33 That day a man named Simeon, a Jerusalem resident, was in the Temple. He was a good man, very devout, filled with the Holy Spirit and constantly expecting the Messiah to come soon. For the Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen him—God’s anointed King. The Holy Spirit had impelled him to go to the Temple that day; and so, when Mary and Joseph arrived to present the baby Jesus to the Lord in obedience to the law, Simeon was there and took the child in his arms, praising God. “Lord,” he said, “now I can die content! For I have seen him as you promised me I would. I have seen the Savior you have given to the world. He is the Light that will shine upon the nations, and he will be the glory of your people Israel!” Joseph and Mary just stood there, marveling at what was being said about Jesus.

Here the man who had waited for this for so long was holding the hope of the world in his hands. God wants to give Himself to you today.

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The Greatest Gift to the World

THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE WORLD

Joy to the world the Lord is come. This was the message of the angels then and nothing has changed. It is still the greatest news. The greatest gift to the world was born in Bethlehem and He is still available to us today.

Isaiah 9:6-7 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 and of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.

Jesus still remains the greatest gift the world has ever received.

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The Greatest Gift to the Inn Keeper

THE GREATEST GIFT TO INN KEEPER

There was a man who owned an inn. Little did he know that that night that savior of the world would come to his door. The greatest gift of all was deliver to his doorstep. But he had no room. There are many still today who have no room in their hearts for the greatest gift of all.

Luke 2:6-7 the time came for her baby to be born; 7 and she gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn.

Perhaps the door of your heart has been closed to the greatest gift of all. Wouldn’t you consider opening your heart and let the greatest gift of all into your life?

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The Greatest Gift to the Wise Men

THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE WISE MEN

The wise men had been watching for the signs. A star that had appeared drew them. A star that would lead them to the Messiah.

Matthew 2:1-11 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” The star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Today, wise men still seek Him.

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The Greatest Gift to the Shepherds

THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE SHEPHERDS

Luke 2:8-15 That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a manger!” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven,” they sang, “and peace on earth for all those pleasing him.” When this great army of angels had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Come on! Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

This was sure a night different to other nights for the shepherds. They had several surprises that night.

1. An angel had suddenly appeared to them.
2. The landscape around them had shone bright with the glory.
3. An angel had spoken to them.
4. Many angels appeared singing.

This was the shepherd’s greatest night. They were the first to be told of the birth of Jesus.  The greatest night was to be a night to which the shepherds were invited.

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The Greatest Gift to the Angels

THE GREATEST GIFT TO THE ANGELS

This must have also been an exciting time for the angels. It is at this time that we see the greatest amount of angelic activity. The Angel was visiting Mary and Joseph, as well as appearing to the shepherds. What a wonderful gift to the angels to know that they would be used to announce the good news of Jesus birth.

Luke 1:38 Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever he wants. May everything you said come true.” And then the angel disappeared.

Luke 2:10-11 the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone! The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem!

The angels sang that hope had come. Imagine being used to announce that Jesus was on earth!

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The Greatest Gift

This is a wonderful time of the year. A time when we celebrate the greatest gift of all. The gift of Jesus to the world. May this time be one of the greatest times in which you sense the presence of God in your homes. This greatest gift – JESUS – was a gift to each of us. As we give gifts to each other, let us remember who the greatest gift is.

Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

Love has come for the world to know!

 

THE GREATEST GIFT TO MARY

 Luke 1:28-35 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Congratulations, favored lady! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be frightened, Mary,” the angel told her, “for God has decided to wonderfully bless you! Very soon now, you will become pregnant and have a baby boy, and you are to name him ‘Jesus.’ He shall be very great and shall be called the Son of God. And the Lord God shall give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he shall reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom shall never end!” Mary asked the angel, “But how can I have a baby? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of God shall overshadow you; so the baby born to you will be utterly holy—the Son of God.

Many had longed for what was about to happen to Mary. She was to be the one who would carry the Messiah. The Bible says a few things about Mary:

1. She was a favored lady.
2. The Lord was with her.
3. God had decided to wonderfully bless her.

The greatest gift to Mary was that she would be the one to carry the Messiah.

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We Can Depend On God

WE CAN DEPEND ON GOD

We can depend on God to lead us even though we cannot see the big picture. We have Someone who is higher than us and He can see what we cannot see. We may be surrounded by problems or obstacles that cause our vision to be blurred, but God wants to come and lift us up so that we can see things from His perspective and be changed.

Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

SEEING THINGS FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE BRINGS CHANGE

When we see things from God’s perspective things change. When Moses saw the burning bush and God spoke to him, things changed. When Joseph had his dreams and saw a glimpse of what God had it sustained him through all that He was about to face. When the disciples discovered that they had a purpose and destiny to spread the Good News about Jesus to the world, they changed. The same is true for you and me. When we catch a glimpse of what God wants to do everything changes. We may see things dimly now, but a time is coming when we will see things clearly and we can look forward to that.

1 Corinthians 13:12 In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

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