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HE HAD THE BIRTHDAY, WE GOT THE GIFT
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HE HAD THE BIRTHDAY, WE GOT THE GIFT

December 19, 2021

HE HAD THE BIRTHDAY, WE GOT THE GIFT
Luke 2:14

Pastor Terry Wilcox


The birth of Jesus the Savior is God’s greatest gift to humanity!

Luke 2:14 – “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” KJV does not quite capture the message of the original Greek.

Luke 2:14 NASV
Luke 2:14 NIV

The promise of peace, hope, and goodwill is to those who please God by receiving Jesus.

John 1:12


RECEIVING GOD’S GIFT OF JESUS PRESENTS US WITH A MYSTERY

John 17:20

The Apostle Paul to the Ephesians:
Ephesians 3:16

II Corinthians 13:5
Galatians 2:20
  It might help to consider the birds and the fish.

Romans 5:1-11

WE RECEIVE OTHER GIFTS BY “BEING IN JESUS”

  1. Peace with God.
    Romans 5:1
  2. Access to God for eternity.
    Romans 5:2
  3. Hope that won’t embarrass us. 
    Romans 5:2, Romans 5:5
  4. The presence, power, and purity of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 5:5
  5. The reconciliation (goodwill) – the end of the division between us and God.
    Jesus, the most supreme gift of all!
    Freely offered to everyone, who will receive by faith.

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