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Mystery Gift - Understanding and Appreciating Your Differences (3 of 3)
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Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:22
''So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.''
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
''Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man,
and He brought her to the man.''
Genesis 2:22 (NIV)
APPRECIATE IMPERFECT GIFTS
Understand Each Other's Differences
''The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,'…'' Genesis 2:23 (NIV)
''If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.'' James 1:5 (NIV)
Accept Each Other's Differences
''The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.'' Genesis 2:25 (NIV)
''Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.'' Romans 15:7 (NIV)
HONOR THE PERFECT GIFT
''Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor GOD with everything you own; give Him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.''
Proverbs 3:5-10 (MSG)
Have you ever received a mystery gift, one in which you had no clue as to what was underneath the wrapping paper? When I was a kid my parents used to put out one or two gifts for each of the kids way before Christmas under the tree, and then Santa would bring the rest of the gifts, and so as soon as those early gifts were put out by my parents, I would look for the one or two with my name on them and then I would think what could this be? Could it be th ...
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