Open me first! What are you waiting for this Christmas? Are you longing for anything? What are you expecting to receive? Are you looking forward to anything special this Christmas? GIFTS, FOOD, FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS…
Many of us during gift giving time are so excited about gifts that we can’t decide which gift to open first. Beloved, in a nutshell, Christmas is a marvelous, moving, message about Jesus the Christ! How can we not find what we’ve been looking for?
And, how can we keep quiet about it? Because once we have Jesus the Son of God, we have everything.
Many of you have probably anticipated opening your presents and gifts but if you don’t have the gift of Jesus, you will always be looking for fulfillment in other gifts that will never sustain you…
I want to invite you to a birthday party. It’s the birthday of Jesus. It’s His party but He wants to give you a present. He wants to give you the gift of Himself. Will you take Him?
As we celebrate Jesus, I want to make sure you thoroughly understand that Jesus is in the business of giving people the gift of a fresh start. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done; it doesn’t matter where you’ve been; it doesn’t matter how bad you think you’ve blown it: Jesus will give you a fresh start.
The apostle Peter says several things happen once you give your life to Jesus:
- You open up your life to God and get to know him.
- You’re given a brand new life, which gives you everything to live for.
- You get a future in heaven.
You can say it this way: You get your past forgiven, you get a purpose for living, and you get a home in heaven. What a gift! Your past, present, and future are taken care of as you put your trust in Jesus. A fresh start
“Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:30 MSG).