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4 Gifts From Jesus to You

If you have time, read John 1:1-14 right now. Or read it tonight with your family. As you read, look for the 4 things Jesus brought to the earth with His first coming. These are His Christmas gifts to you.

The Gift of Life – In the book John, the word LIFE is used 37 times, 47 times in the ESV translation of the Gospel of John. Through Jesus, we have TRUE life, ETERNAL life. John, proclaims Jesus as the giver of eternal life, in verse 4. Jesus is the only giver of life (John 5:24-26; John 11:25-26). Jesus loved us so much that He came to earth to give us LIFE (John 3:16). This gift of eternal life cost Him! Yes, salvation is the true gift of Christmas.

The Gift of Light – Without Jesus, we are dead and dying. We stumble in the world's darkness and without God, we cannot find our way without Jesus (John 1:4-5). The world claims to know the way but the TRUE LIGHT is Jesus who gives light to everyone (John 1:9).

The Gift of Grace – God gave us GRACE as a gift of LOVE. Not because we did anything to earn it, but because He loved us so much (John 1:14). Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sin, He did not deserve this suffering. God gives grace when we sin and fall short of His glory. He extends forgiveness when we repent instead of remaining in sin. By putting our faith and trust in Jesus we receive God’s gracious gift of salvation (John 3:16-17).

The Gift of Truth – Jesus's birth was to bring us God's truth (John 1:14). While on earth His time was spent "to testify to the truth"(John 18:37). Many hear the truth but do not accept it. The only way to ETERNAL LIFE is through Jesus Christ. (John 3:31-36).

During this holiday season, we give and receive many gifts. BUT all the expensive gifts in the world do not compare to the 4 gifts that Jesus has for you. You only have to reach out and accept these gifts. Open them. Embrace them. Share with others.

As we celebrate the birth of our greatest gift of all, don’t lose sight of these 4 eternal truths of Christmas and all He has blessed us with.


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