The Greatest Gift

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In Ephesians 2:8, we read that salvation is by grace through faith and that it is the gift of God. Jesus Himself referred to salvation in that way in the John 4:10 as He talked to the Samaritan woman.  He said to her, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”  Jesus said oh if you just knew about the gift of God you would gladly open your heart and receive that wonderful, precious, free gift of God.  Paul talks about salvation as the gift of God again and again as he writes under inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Romans 6:23.  He says, “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  You have your choice, either the wages of sin or the gift of God.  Either eternal life or eternal death.  But Paul says it is the gift of God. Then in 2 Corinthians 9:15 Paul begins to express his gratitude for what God has done and he says, “thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.”  And he means by that word unspeakable two things.  (1) Number one he means that the gift of God is so wonderful and so precious and so great that it is indescribable.  That no one can adequately describe the gift of God in Jesus Christ.  (2) And he means secondly that it is priceless.  That you can’t put a dollar value on it.

We examined the “Perfect Gift” at Christmas yesterday morning during our service. You can listen to that message by following this link or visit our sermons page.

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