Searching for the "Perfect" Gift
by Pastor E. Allen Stanley, Jr. | December 12, 2012
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”. Ephesians 2:8
Do you have all your shopping done yet? There are some folks that are hard to shop for:
- First of all, you have no idea what they need or want.
- Second, you don't know what size or color they like.
- They are just plain picky (Years ago, I made the mistake of buying a green suit for my wife- guess what? she never wore it)
But, God knows exactly what we need. He gives us good and perfect gifts. Just to help us keep our spiritual perspective in these last days leading up to Christmas let us be reminded of some of God's gifts to us.
1. The gift of the Savior.
2. The gift of salvation.
3. The gift of the Holy Spirit.
4. The gifts of grace.
It was the week before Christmas. Parking spaces were hard to come by. There were long lines, crowded stores, rude people, and grossly inflated prices. In one long checkout line, one man was heard to say, "They should kill the guy who started Christmas." One wise and godly woman in the line said, "They did- they hung Him on a cross." Therein lies the