Unwrapping God’s Gift: What We Got For Christmas

Ask any kid what their favorite thing about Christmas is and you’ll get the same answer: “Presents!” And this is as it should be. Christmas is about gifts. It is about how a benevolent God has fixed his love upon his people and given them good gifts by giving the ultimate gift: his one and only Son.

Based on:

Matthew 7:7-11 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

James 1:17 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

#1 – God gave us his Son
#2 – God gave us forgiveness of sin
#3 – God gave us eternal life
#4 – God gave us his Spirit
#5 – God gave us peace (reconciliation/restored relationship)
#6 – God gives us new bodies
#7 – God gives us a new earth