The Language of Christmas

Part 5: Giving of Gifts

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Thank you so much for celebrating with us today. We pray that this Christmas is your best one yet, full of hope and joy and, more than anything else, redemption. We believe that the great God of this universe loves you deeply and dearly. We believe that once you discover His Son, Jesus, and the forgiveness only available through Him, you know what true love is. As you reflect on 2022, take time to celebrate the blessings and acknowledge the challenges. God can use both in your life to shape you in incredible ways. We hope to see you in 2023 at Rolling Hills in Nashville. We all need each other, and we’re better together. Have a merry, merry Christmas.


It’s possible to know details about Christmas and still misunderstand what matters.

As much as we want Christmas to be meaningful, it’s often far more material.

Christmas is supposed to change us.
And being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route. Matthew 2:12 

The best gifts are for those and from those who love you.
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. John 3:16 

This tradition of gift-giving can be leveraged to emphasize the eternal.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23  

We’ve received the greatest gift so that we can share the greatest news.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13 (HCSB)

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