Part 3 – God Is Offering You An Indescribable Gift 2 Corinthians 9:15
December 23, 2018 Dr. Mark S. Hartman, Lead Pastor
At the first Christmas, humanity was given an indescribable gift that changed our destiny.
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
An Indescribable Gift means a gift that is too awesome and too magnificent for words.
Luke 2:10-12 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
1. THE BABY JESUS CAME WRAPPED IN THE ORDINARY.
He has welcomed you and me into the greatest story of all time.
2. The baby Jesus cAME wrapped in GRACE.
A. Luke 2:11 “Today, A Savior has been born to you!”
B. Christmas was the time God sent His Son to give us a second chance, unmerited favor – to give us grace.
C. Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.(NIV)
D. Luke 2:11 “Today, A Savior has been born to you!”
E. We don’t work for our salvation; we work from our salvation.
F. 1 Peter 1:18-21For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose Him as your ransom long before the world began, but He has now revealed Him to you in these last days. 21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because He raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great glory. (NLT)
3. TO HAVE GOD’S GIFT, YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE IT.
John 1:12 To all who received Jesus, to those who believed in His name, God gave the right to become children of God–(NIV)