December 25, 2023 – 12/25/2023
12 – Perfect Government
25 – Grace for Grace

John 12:25, 24 (NKJV) – Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Merry Christmas, friends! As I was reading John 12 :24-25, I began to think that as soon as the Lord Jesus stepped out of eternity, He entered the womb as a child. It was at that moment He subjected His body to death. He modeled a life here on earth of selflessness, one genuinely submitted to the Father even unto death on the cross.

Declaration: I have true life because of King Jesus who lives in me. I will offer Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh. My acknowledgment of His divine nature, my thanksgiving & worship, and my living in His resurrected life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

You and I are a life that was reproduced from His incorruptible seed through His sacrifice, we are offered life. In a season where the focus is so much about gift giving I encourage you to go back and consider my sermon Presents For His Presence: A Message on Gifts for the King.

King Jesus, it says in Your Word that we are to do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than ourselves. Thank You, Lord, for your love! Thank You for Your sacrifice! Please help me to live a life that mirrors your example! Your Word in Mark 8: 34-35 reminds me, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall keep it.”

From my sermon: Presents For His Presence