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Gift Giving

Christmas Culture- giving
Why- One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.
--Forgetting The Big One--

Jesus The Gift

Jesus The Gift

(NIV) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
He Gave--
His Only -- Unique, one of a kind

Gift Value

(NIV) 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Indescribable--Something too intense, extreme or unusual to describe. It's beyond words.
impossible to describe, especially because of being extremely good or bad:

Who is it From

(NIV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
not against us
Not ignoring us
Not judging us
Not against us
Not hurting us
“If God Be For Us....”
(NIV) More Than Conquerors
mmmmm

31 What then shall we say to these things? vIf God is for us, who can be against us? 32 wHe who did not spare His own Son, but xdelivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

More Than Conquerors
mmm
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
(NIV)
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Herod The Great--General, Regional Governor, King of Israel.
He was a brutal man who killed his father-in-law, several of his ten wives, and two of his sons. He ignored the laws of God to suit himself and chose the favor of Rome over his own people. Herod's heavy taxes to pay for lavish projects forced an unfair burden on the Jewish citizens.
He kept order in Israel but by using secret police and tyrannical rule. He had Uncontrolled ambition and would be considered a monster today.
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
He had Uncontrolled ambition and would be considered a monster today.
Wants to destroy Jesus
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.

Jesus Was A Threat
Satan-
Jesus Is A Threat
Satan wants to keep Jesus from you and the world.
Distract People Away From The True Meaning Of Christmas
Keep Jesus As

Jesus Was Born Under The Equivalent Of Hitler

What was God Doing
Jesus Was Kept Safe
God Keeps Things Safe

Its The Thought that Counts

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Who is it From

“Who Gave The Gift.....”

Its The Thought that Counts

Illustration- Drove in the car park with a Porsche
Who gave me the car..?

Best Gift Giver

Gave You Breath
Every Good Thing
(NIV) 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

-The Best Gift (NIV) 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Indescribable--Something too intense, extreme or unusual to describe. It's beyond words.
impossible to describe, especially because of being extremely good or bad:

Creator

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Stars in the sky.......

Thoughtful Giver- Full of Thought

Its The Thought that Counts

Its The Thought that Counts
Ever heard the saying behind the gift is the thought.
(NIV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God thought long and hard about His gift to us.
-Exactly what we needed. “Not Perish..”
-Exactly what we needed. “Not Perish..”
Illustration- My Watch
-Exactly what we needed. “Not Perish..”
Salvation- Perishing Saves us from ourselves-
Sonship- Children of God
Inheritance- His Favor, Heaven

-Motivated By Love “God So Loved...”

-Motivated By Love “God So Loved...”

-Motivated By Love “God So Loved...”

-Its Value Expressed Our Value"Only Son...”

Loves Seeing Us Open Our Gift

Indescribable--Something too intense, extreme or unusual to describe. It's beyond words.
impossible to describe, especially because of being extremely good or bad:

Loves Seeing Us Open Our Gift

Loves Seeing Us Open Our Gift

Illustration- Eze-”Make sure you video when you open the gifts”
R (NIV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(NIV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
R (NIV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(NIV) 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
(NIV) 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
(NIV) 14 Do not neglect your gift......
(NIV) 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
14 Do not neglect your gift......
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Ignorance Of The Gift

NLT.  Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

to know:—be aware, behold, × can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know (-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. comp. 3700.

Knew- Knowledge, Understanding, Perceive,
Illustrations-
Illustration- Logos Bible Software- Utility Knife
Logos Bible Software- sat unused, using but more to learn about software
Utility Knife- Bowen, Multi purpose
Gift- Enables Asking God for.....

Herod Tries To Kill Jesus

Herod The Great--General, Regional Governor, King of Israel.
He was a brutal man who killed his father-in-law, several of his ten wives, and two of his sons. He ignored the laws of God to suit himself and chose the favor of Rome over his own people. Herod's heavy taxes to pay for lavish projects forced an unfair burden on the Jewish citizens.
He kept order in Israel but by using secret police and tyrannical rule. He had Uncontrolled ambition and would be considered a monster today.
Wants to destroy Jesus
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
Jesus Was A Threat
Satan-
Jesus Is A Threat
Satan wants to keep Jesus from you and the world.
Distract People Away From The True Meaning Of Christmas
Keep Jesus As

Jesus Was Born Under The Equivalent Of Hitler

What was God Doing
Jesus Was Kept Safe
God Keeps Things Safe
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