The Preeminent Gift of Christmas (1 of 2) by Ernest Easley

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The Preeminent Gift of Christmas (1 of 2)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Colossians 1:15-22
December 11, 2011

Now with just 14 days until Christmas .. take God's word and turn with me to the New Testament book of Colossians chapter 1.
Christmas is notorious for bringing to mind past Christmas. When I was growing up .. our family would open the presents under the tree on Christmas Eve. And how I couldn't wait for Christmas Eve.
But as wonderful as Christmas Eve was with opening all those presents … Christmas Day was even better. My sister and I would wake up early on Christmas Day and head back to our family Christmas Tree, to see what You Know Who had brought us.
Do you know what made the gift on Christmas Day more special than all the other gifts? It was the Preeminent Gift! It was the Best Gift of all the gifts. It was the most Expensive Gift. The gift on Christmas Day stood out from among all the other gifts. It was the preeminent gift of all other gifts.
It was the gift that when asked by friends what I got for Christmas, that I mentioned first!
Well when it came to that first Christmas Day in the tiny village of Bethlehem so long ago .. God provided a Preeminent Gift .. a gift that stood out from among all His other gifts and we're going to see today and next time together what that gift was and what made it the Preeminent Gift of Christmas.
Look with me to Colossians 1 beginning in verse 13 as we read about …
The Preeminent Gift of Christmas
Colossians 1.13-21
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. ?15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is befor ...

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