The Perfect Gift

Matthew 2:9-12

9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On 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. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

 

John 3:16,

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

James 1:17,

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

 

John 4:10,

“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water..”

 

Romans 8:32,

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

 

Ephesians 2:8,

“ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—”

 

2 Corinthians 9:15,

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.”

 

1.    Personal Gift

 

2.   Practical Gift

 

3.   Pleasing Gift

 

4.   Permanent Gift     

 

John 10:28,

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

 

5.   Purchased Gift

 

2 Samuel 24:24,

But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”

 

Romans 5:15,

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!