“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
All of God’s gifts are wrapped-up in Jesus.
What happens when I accept God’s love gift of Jesus?
You get an additional 4 gifts!
1st Gift: God gives me a new identity.
“When someone accepts Christ, he becomes a brand-new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) [TLB]
“… let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you’ll know what God wants you to do, his good, pleasing and perfect will for your life.” (Romans 12:2) [NLT]
2nd Gift: God gives me a new ability.
“… God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)
“It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please him.” (Philippians 2:13) [GW]
“… for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
3rd Gift: God gives me a new community.
“… with his love. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by
sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!” (Ephesians 1:4-5) [TLB]
“That family is the church of the living God, the support and foundation of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15) [NCV]
“The Holy Spirit displays God’s power through each of us as a means of helping the entire church.” (1 Corinthians 12:7) [TLB]
“Faith in Christ Jesus is what makes each of you equal with each other, whether you are a
Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a man or a woman.” (Galatians 3:28) [CEV]
4th Gift: God gives me a new destiny.
“… God has reserved for his children the priceless gift of eternal life; it is kept in heaven for
you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” (1 Peter 1:4) [TLB]
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open!” (Acts 10:35) [MSG]
“And I pray that you, firmly fixed in love yourselves, may be able to grasp (with all Christians) how wide and deep and long and high is the love of Christ—and to know for yourselves that love so far beyond our comprehension. May you be filled though all your being with God himself!” (Ephesians 3:18-19) [Ph]