“Unwrapping the Gift of the Magi?”
THE ORIGNNAL GIFT FROM GOD
Given to Adam and Even in the Garden. Gen. 3
Second gifts given by Cain and Abel. Gen. 4
Abel’s gift was acceptable to God.
Cain’s offering was NOT acceptable to God.
Two words to make this Christmas simple!
Expectation & Contentment
LESSONS FROM THE MAGI
Matthew 2:10-11, “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
They followed the star.
They came to Worship Jesus.
Their gifts were a part of their worship.
Their gifts represented who Jesus was:
Messiah God Human
THE MAGI GIFT GIVING GUIDE
Gold: a symbol of royalty, precious and indestructible:
It is the same today, tomorrow and forever!
Frankincense: a sweet smelling, calming incense uses as a pleasant offering to God.
Myrrh: used to embalm the dead; represented the human suffering and death of Jesus. Also used as medicine to relive pain; Jesus was a Healer!
The most awesome gift is the free gift of Jesus.
Grace & Peace makes this a special Christmas Season!
John 3:16-17 (NLT)
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”