The Greatest Gift, Dec 16, 2007

The Greatest Gift
A Christmas Focus Part 3
Isaiah 9: 1-7 – Prophetic word of Jesus coming

1. God’s gift is from His love (John 3:16, James 1:17, 2 Cor. 9:15)
  – Need to restore the awe

2. God’s gift is great and unsolicited (Rom. 9:32)
  – Whatever I need, while I still need it, God provides it (Rom. 5:8)
  – Some Christmas gifts are based on specific requests, but not salvation (Eph. 2:8-9)

3. God’s gift is unlimited (Heb. 2:9, Rev. 22:17)

4. God’s gift is unchanging (Heb. 13:8)
  – Jesus Christ is God’s gift
  – His grace, sovereignty, forgiveness is unchanging
  – His gift doesn’t need batteries, or upgrades

5. God’s gift must be received (John 1:1-13)
  – Not only do I receive this gift but this gift receives me.
  – This gift can also be rejected (John 1:11, Rev. 3:20)