Memory Verse: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6
This is our last week to dive into some of the gifts from God for us. This last gift! Wow! The greatest gift! The gift of Jesus Christ! And to think we are in that time of year where we are about to celebrate His birth.
When I think of the last several weeks about the gifts of God, I cannot help but think about the Russian nesting doll also called babushka doll. By Wikipedia's definition, this is a set of wooden dolls decreasing size placed one inside the other. That is exactly what describes our five weeks of reading and studying the gifts from God and this week we end with the gift of all gifts. The gift that once you receive it gives gifts within gifts within gifts..... the gift of Jesus Christ!
One of those gifts that come with the gift of Jesus Christ is the gift of grace which we read about in week one. Grace..... His undeserved favor!
Another gift that is given to us from the gift of Jesus Christ is the gift of the Holy Spirit but to receive this free gift of the Holy Spirit someone was born to die. Someone died but conquered death. The grave could not hold Him down. Jesus is that Someone. Jesus Christ "is the Living One; He was dead, and now look, He is alive forever and ever. He holds the keys of death and the grave" (Revelation 1:18). Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven but before going He promised the gift of the Holy Spirit would come. The Holy Spirit came. Then we read how the gift of the Holy Spirit has nine spiritual gifts that God distributes at His will among His people. A gift within a gift within a gift.
The third week we know that the gift of eternal life is given to us the moment we believe in Jesus Christ which means once you receive the gift of Jesus Christ you will receive eternal life! The very second we believe we are given a forever. We are given something that will never end. Can we really comprehend what that truly means?
Gifts from God. They are here for each and every person on God's earth. Do you know if you have the gift of grace? Do you want the gift of the Holy Spirit? Did you know spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit like word of knowledge, word of wisdom, gift of faith, gift of healing, gift of tongues, gift of prophecy, working of miracles, discerning of spirits, and interpretation of tongues is available to you? Do you think about life after death? Do you know if you have the gift of eternal life or everlasting destruction?
The few days before Christmas this week let's focus on Who is Jesus? and How can I receive this gift from God?
READ: John 14:6 which is our optional memory verse this week. Read it first in your bible then read it two other times in two different translations like The Message, The Amplified Bible, NKJV, NASB, NLT, or NIV. Read 1 Timothy 2:5, John 1:14, John 11: 25, 26 and Colossians 2:9
DISCUSS: Who is Jesus Christ based on these scriptures? I'll meet you in the comment section to discuss.
READ: John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9,10; 1 John 5:1
DISCUSS: How can a person receive the gift of Jesus Christ? I'll meet you in the comment section to discuss.
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Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
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