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…

12 Gifts of Christmas / Day 4- Faith

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 ESV When I was a young boy I hated moving. It wasn’t so much the packing of my…

12 Gifts of Christmas / Day 3- Prayer

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:32 ESV Can you remember a single time in the life of Jesus when he said, “I’ll be praying for you!”? He prayed when He was woken from sleep in a storm and He prayed…

Gift of Kindness 12 Gifts – Day 2

Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.  A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”…The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from…

The Gift of Being a Neighbor

On coming to the house they saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, and of incense and of myrrh. Matthew 2:11 Most of us do not have much gold lying around the house, fewer still Incense,…