1999-12-26 - Passages About The Most Perfect Gift
We have said it and heard it so many times that it can sound cliché, but it's actually a profound truth: Jesus is the best gift we will ever receive. It's a gift that fits everyone perfectly, it leaves no one out (except by their choice), we never outgrow it, and it lasts forever.
What do we gain from this precious gift?
Eternal Life with God
(John 3:16 NNAS) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
A Parent / Child relationshp with our Heavenly Daddy ("Abba")
(John 1:12 NNAS) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
(Phil 4:13 NNAS) I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
(James 1:5 NNAS) But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Comfort When We Hurt
(2 Cor 1:3-4 NNAS) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
(1 John 1:7 NNAS) But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
More than We Can Imagine
(Eph 3:20-21 NNAS) Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.