YOUR GIFT LIST FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
By Michael D. O’Neal Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church Albany, Georgia
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-11
Text: Matthew 2:11
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Introduction: Christmas is Saturday. Many of us men have not completed our shopping, but that’s typical of men.
However, many people who give gifts to others have not taken any time at all to think about giving a gift to the Lord!
The WISE men gave gifts to Jesus. Are YOU wise?
I. YOU COULD GIVE JESUS YOUR AFFECTION
John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Luke 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
How can you gift Jesus your affection?
A. Spend time with Him
B. Speak to Him
C. Serve Him
D. Serve others in His name
II. YOU COULD GIVE JESUS YOUR ASPIRATIONS
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
A. Give Jesus your desires for accomplishment
B. Give Jesus your desires for accommodations (supply)
C. Give Jesus your desires approval
III. YOU COULD GIVE JESUS YOUR ATTENTION
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
The wise men worshipped HIM (Matt. 2:11)
Give Jesus your attention:
A. Upon arising
B. In activities of the day
C, In the assembling of the saints
IV. YOU COULD GIVE JESUS YOUR ALLEGIANCE
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Be LOYAL to JESUS!
A. About your church life
B. About your character
C. In your conflicts
D. In your community
Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church