The Greatest Gift!
December 2, 2018
The advent of Christ involved God’s perfect PLANNING and PREPARATION.
1 Peter 1:20-21 - “He was chosen before the creation of the world but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”
Galatians 4:4 - “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.”
The birth of Christ involved the miraculous fulfillment of numerous PROPHECIES.
Micah 5:2 - “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from ancient times.”
Isaiah 7:14 - “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:7 - “He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”
Daniel 9:25 - “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks…”
God provided us the greatest gift of CHRIST himself and through him salvation and the hope of ETERNAL LIFE.
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
1 Peter 1:3-6 - “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”