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The Perfect Christmas Gift (6 of 16)
Series: The Worth of a Christian
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. THE CAUSE OF THE GIFT
II. THE COST OF THE GIFT
III. THE CONDITION OF THE GIFT
IV. THE CONTENTS OF THE GIFT
If you have your Bible this morning, let's turn to Ephesians Chapter 2. You can turn anywhere in the word of God and find the Christmas story. It's all through the Bible, in ever book of the Bible because the Christmas story is about Jesus and the whole Bible is about Jesus.
Ephesians Chapter 2. In just a moment I want to take our text from verse 8 and I want to speak to you on "The Perfect Christmas Gift". I want you to notice in verse 8 that Paul says, "FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD".
Now I want you to particularly notice that phrase, "It is the gift of God." You know this is the season when we are thinking about gifts and gifts are upon everyone's mind and people must enjoy the giving and receiving of gifts at Christmas time because if they didn't they wouldn't get out on Western Street on Sunday and risk their life.
People brave the crowds and the traffic and they go through all kinds of Christmas lists and all kinds of shopping lists trying to think about what they ought to buy for one another and the giving and receiving of gifts has traditionally been one of the most wonderful and enjoyable parts of the Christmas season.
Young people do you remember the first outstanding Christmas gift you ever received? The first thing that really stands out in your mind? How 'bout you? Do you remember the first gift that was really a big gift from your parents or from your grandparents or whoever it was from?
I tell you I do. The first gift that I really remember receiving was when I was five years old. And it was a bicycle and my dad believed in doing things the hard way. He bought me a bicycle which I had never ridden before but he didn't buy any training wheels to go on it.
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