He Had the Birthday, We Got the GiftDecember 19, 2021
HE HAD THE BIRTHDAY, WE GOT THE GIFT
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.
RECEIVING GOD’S GIFT OF JESUS PRESENTS US WITH A MYSTERY
The Apostle Paul to the Ephesians:
II Corinthians 13:5
It might help to consider the birds and the fish.
WE RECEIVE OTHER GIFTS BY “BEING IN JESUS”
- Peace with God.
- Access to God for eternity.
- Hope that won’t embarrass us.
Romans 5:2, Romans 5:5
- The presence, power, and purity of the Holy Spirit.
- 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.