24th-25th December

Christmas Edition

The Undeserved but Received Gift

And she will have a Son and you are to name him Jesus, for He will save people from their sins.

Matthew 1:23

Jesus’ primary purpose in coming to this earth to be born, was to save people from their sins by giving up His life for ours. The Angel of God spoke these words (in today’s key verse) to Joseph when he was re-assuring him that the Holy Spirit had given Mary a child. He said, that in and through Jesus, people will be saved from their sins.

This means US. Jesus came to save US from our sins. He came to save those who have lived before us and those who will live after us. His sacrifice was and is eternal. Jesus’ life was the greatest gift that was ever given to mankind. Christmas is a great reminder of this gift. When we give and receive presents, we too can remember the gift that was given to Mary, Joseph and to all humanity, JESUS Christ, the Saviour of the world. This Christmas, remember the undeserved gift we have freely received.

The real message of Christmas is not the gifts that we give to each other. Rather, it is a reminder of the gift that God has given to each of us. It is the only gift that truly keeps on giving.”

Greg Laurie

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