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4 Must Have Gifts For Christmas

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James 1:17 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Romans 11:29 ESV
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
1 Corinthians 1:7 ESV
so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 6:23 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8–9 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

4 gifts you must unwrap this Christmas

4 gifts you must unwrap this Christmas

(1) God’s Word
“I have a very simple thing to ask of you. I ask every man and woman that from this day on they will realize that part of the destiny of America lies in their daily perusal of this great book.” -Woodrow Wilson
Joshua 1:8 ESV
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
3 ways to benefit from the word of God:
1 Become a Daily Walker
2 Become part of a weekly discipleship group or let us help you start one
3 Get involved in a monthly time of scripture based worship and prayer
“Lay hold of the Bible until the Bible lays hold of you.”

(2) God’s Grace

Romans 3:24 ESV
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
God’s undeserved favor - God’s favor
3 thoughts on Grace
God has forgiven me, have I forgiven myself? Others?
God’s grace strengthens me, am I asking for strength?
God’s grace sustains me, am I falling before Him in worship and prayer?

(3) God’s Peace

Luke 2:14 ESV
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Philippians 4:7 ESV
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians
You can’t have it unless you unwrap it. It’s of no use unless you put it where it’s supposed to go. Acceptance, Focus, Gratitude
Joy

(4) God’s Joy

Matthew 2:10 ESV
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Luke 2:10 ESV
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Matthew 28:8 ESV
So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Matthew
Luke 24:52 ESV
And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

“Joy is supernatural delight in the person of God, the purposes of God, and the people of God. Let's unpack that.” -James MacDonald

Joy is the feeling, rejoicing is the action
2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
Romans 6:23 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Ephesians 2:8–9 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
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