Faith walk: God's gift

Dr. William P. Register, Pastor
Posted 11/29/17

We are now in the Christmas season. Signs are everywhere, and it is good to keep remembering that Jesus came to this world to “save the lost.”

This is a season for giving. It is appropriate …

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Faith walk: God's gift

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We are now in the Christmas season. Signs are everywhere, and it is good to keep remembering that Jesus came to this world to “save the lost.”

This is a season for giving. It is appropriate that we express the spirit of the season by giving gifts. After all, this whole time is about the greatest gift ever given. It is about God giving His Own Son, as a gift, for the salvation of all who will believe in Him.

Someone has given John 3:16 the title “The World’s Greatest Love Story.” Love is always about giving. (John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”) In the most powerful and poignant terms, this verse speaks of the greatest quality of a loving God. He loved us so much that He gave His Own Son as the sacrifice that would take away our sins.

John the Baptist spoke of Jesus as “the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” Scripture says that He (Jesus) was the “Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world.” (Rev. 13:8)

Isaiah put it this way. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” (Isaiah 9:6)

So here is the message of Christmas:

God loved us. His love caused Him to give His Son for our sins.

Because of His great gift, we now have the gift of salvation. “For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Eph. 2:8)

When you are receiving gifts from others this season, remember that you have already received the greatest gift that has ever been given or that ever can be given.

You have the gift of salvation from God because He gave His Son for us.”

Thanks to God for his indescribable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15)

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