Christmas Eve – 12th Gift – Love

12th Gift of Christmas – The Love of God For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 We often think of the baby in the manger as the giving of God’s ultimate gift. But looking more…

12 Gifts of Christmas / 9th Gift -Mercy

 But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:10 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy! Matthew 5:7  As we’ve looked at gifts both given and received; no list could…

Wrapping Gifts

But emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:7-8 ESV One Christmas our youth group joined together to raise funds to purchase devotionals from Joni and Friends ministry as…

Re-Gifting

They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.”          Matthew 14:17 ESV At Christmas-time probably more of us than would like to admit practice the art of re-gifting. We feel mildly guilty because the practice is usually associated with someone who is either a…

The Best Gift is Free

Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV It is not long until Christmas and some might be thinking about what kind of gifts to give. For the people closest to us we often focus on something personal. For those whom we do not know so well we may stockpile a…