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The Perfect Christmas Gift (7 of 10)
You can turn anywhere in the Word of God and find the Christmas story. It is all through the Bible, in every Book of the Bible because the Christmas story is about Jesus and the whole Bible is about Jesus. In Ephesians 2:8 I want to take our text and I want to speak to you on "The Perfect Christmas Gift."
I want you to particularly notice that phrase – "it is the gift of God". This is the season when we are thinking about gifts. And gifts are upon everyone's minds. People must enjoy the giving and receiving of gifts at Christmas time because if they didn't they wouldn't get out on Sundays and risk their lives! People brave the crowds and 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? I mean one that really stands out in your mind. How about you, do you remember the first gift that was really a big gift from your parents or grandparents or whoever it was from?
I do. The first gift that I really remember receiving was when I was five years old. And it was a bicycle. 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 ny training wheels to go on it. He just sat me on that thing and rolled me down the hill. And that is how I learned to ride that bike. And brother, I want you to know that I became acquainted with every tree and every rock on the ground on that farm trying to learn to ride that bicycle. I will never forget it.
I probably received some gifts before then. Probably some teddy bears or baby rattlers or things like that but I don't remember them. I rememb ...
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