GOD’S GIFT TO YOU
The Father’s gift to you is Jesus.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus’ gift to you is eternal life.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Eternal life is God’s gift wrapped in Jesus.
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
-1 John 5:11
You can have lots of gifts received today from your friends, but if you do not have Jesus in your heart, you missed the greatest gift of all.
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
-1 John 5:12
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Jesus came to give you abundant and eternal life
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Your sins have separated you from God.
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Jesus loves you and He died in the cross of Calvary to save you from sin.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
You can receive Jesus right now as Lord and Savior by faith
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
What is your gift to Jesus?
Give your heart
Love Him above all
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Give your mind
Strive to grow in knowledge
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Think like Jesus
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Give your life
Live for Jesus
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Live by faith
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Give your body
Be willing to sacrifice for Him
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
-2 Timothy 2:21
Serve Him, the Brethren, and Others
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
-2 Corinthians 8:3-5
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Bible Correspondence Institute
Dec 24, 2016