CHRISTMAS - the gift

Everyone loves to receive a gift!  Especially an expensive one.

But did you know that Heaven is a gift and not a reward? 

The gift God gives is eternal life. Abundant life now and certainty of it beyond the grave. And all through the gift of his Son, the Lord Jesus who is willing to redeem or buy us back to Himself.  We are all sinners needing forgiveness and pardon.

The price of this gift is out of this world. 

It cost Jesus the pain, suffering and death on a cross as our substitute. The great exchange was made. Blood was shed; He was cut off from the Father, and when Jesus cried “It is finished!” the price for our redemption was paid once for all. On the third day he rose from the dead proving that He could offer eternal life to anyone who truly repents and believes in Him.

What a gift!

‘But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.’

John 1:12    

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