A Faith-Giving Christmas
1. Give the Gift of Faith by Sharing What God Has Done. (Deuteronomy 31:1-6, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 8:38-39)
Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates, so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your fathers.
Luke 8:38-39, The man from whom the demons had departed begged him earnestly to be with him. But he sent him away and said, “Go back to your home, and tell all that God has done for you.” And off he went, proclaiming throughout the town how much Jesus had done for him.
2. Give the Gift of Faith by Sharing Truthful Hope. (Deuteronomy 31:7-9; 1 John 4:9; John 14:3, 16:13; Revelation 3:11-12)
1 John 4:9, God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
John 14:3, If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.
John 16:13, When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.
Revelation 3:11-12, I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown. “The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never go out again. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God—the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God—and my new name.