Thursday, December 5, 2013
THE Free Gift
As Christmas approaches, I've gathered together a box of gifts for friends and kids. It's not much but just a little something to show I care.
The most important thing I can give on a regular basis is the sharing of my faith to all here on my blog. Jesus is the gift above all gifts. He will not fade, get old or wear out. People try to fill the void in their lives with material things but it never fulfills the true longing in their hearts. If people would quit avoiding Jesus in their lives, He will fill that void.
Here below are some verses on the gift of salvation and eternal life thru Jesus Christ.....
1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (NIV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NASB)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)
But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (NKJV)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me. (NLT)
1 Timothy 1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (NIV)