12/24/17 – Pastor Jason Balthazar – “Where is the Donkey?”
12/17/17 – Prophet Robert Marshall – “The Heart in the Gift”
12/10/17 – Pastor Tommy Molina – “His Grace in our Gift”
12/3/17 – Nidia Laureano – “The Indescribable Gift”
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 9:15
15 “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (NIV)
Christmas is a time of the year when we do our best to represent the wonder of God’s gift of Jesus to us. We hold candlelight services, sing about adoring Him and acknowledge that He is the Savior of the world (1 Jn. 4:14). It is a miraculous story. It is an indescribable gift. The one and only Son of God became man to give His life for us. He came to rescue us from the dead end existence we were living (Gal. 1:4). He came to turn us away from depending on the things and circumstances of the world for our happiness. He came to give us new life (Rom 6:4). What makes Jesus the indescribable gift is the fact that the gift embodies the One who is greater than words can describe. Jesus himself shines forth as himself the indescribable gift — God in the flesh – born to dwell among us (Jn. 1:14).
It is this very act of God’s indescribable gift towards us that must motivate us to honor God by giving Him our gifts. God has called us to test Him by giving the gifts He has given us (Mal. 3:10). Our acts of giving demonstrate our thanks to God for all that He has done for us (2 Cor. 9:12). This Christmas, let us be thankful for His indescribable gift by remaining faithful in acting out a lifestyle of giving to God. Let us unite to generously pour out indescribable gifts from the surpassing grace God has given us. “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Cor. 9:15)