Greatest Gift of All - December 9, 1999
 
By: Brent High

Best Christmas Gifts – BOX

THE ENVELOPE

Not the gifts you got, but the gifts you gave – BUGGS, YOUTH WRAPPING PARTIES, HELPING AT YOUTH HOBBY SHOP

GIFT OF TIME, TEACHING, MENTORING

Thank You – RAY BOLTZ

John 6 – Boy in Feeding of 5,000
JEFF WALLING

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Give not just because your supposed to. REWARDS on EARTH too!

WHAT is the BEST GIFT?

AN ENCOURAGING NOTE, PHONE CALL
ASKING SOMEONE TO LUNCH
A CHANCE for that stepfather or stepmother to love you
ADMITTING YOU’RE WRONG, asking for forgiveness
INVOLVING someone in the youth group who’s singled out and made fun of in your activities outside of church
TIME – parents, fishing, reading, taking to ball games, taking them out to eat, sharing times of service with them
GIFT TO YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY - BE BAPTIZED!COME HOME!

Some of you have family members who cry & pray about you each and every day. Brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers ask God to give you more time to get your life right with God before it’s too late. Ease their pain! Let Jesus release you from the grip of the world and of the devil. Let him lift you out of the pits of pornography, drugs, alcohol, premarital sex, selfishness, greed and lust.

GIVE THE GIFT of ACCEPTING THE GIFT!