The Perfect Gift – “Giving, Receiving & Celebrating Jesus this Christmas”
If you were to ask the average person on the street what Christmas is all about, the answer would most likely be somewhere in the neighborhood of “giving and receiving gifts” along with “it’s about celebrating the holiday season.” In addition, if this same average person on the street were asked about the quality of gift to be given and received during the celebrative, holiday season, most likely the answer would involve giving and hopefully getting the perfect gift according to one’s personal, ideal desires and in keeping with the ideal desires of the one to whom a Christmas gift is given.
If the above accurately depicts the general understanding of the meaning of Christmas, then giving and receiving the perfect gift would most likely spark a great deal of celebration for the giver and receiver of gifts this holiday season. Actually, the giving and receiving of a qualitatively perfect gift, leading to much celebration is what Christmas is all about. But the perfect gift in question at Christmas does not differ from person to person or from giver to receiver. The perfect gift …above all gifts…is Jesus Christ.
Two thousand years ago God the Father was the giver of the perfect gift, His Son Jesus, to the receiver, the world, in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. The response during that first Christmas season was great celebration by Joseph and Mary, the angels, the shepherds, wise men, and others.
Today we as Christians still celebrate God’s perfect gift, our Savior and Lord, the Messiah and coming King, Jesus Christ. But that is not where the giving and receiving of the perfect gift at Christmas stops. We at CrossPointe and Christians everywhere are tasked by Jesus to give Jesus, the perfect gift, to others this Christmas season and beyond so they too can receive the perfect gift of eternal life and deliverance from sin and death, and have genuine, lasting purpose and meaning for living. The giving and receiving of God’s perfect gift, Jesus, by God to us, and us to others, is what truly makes the Christmas season a time to celebrate.
Beginning Sunday morning, December 1st, join us at CrossPointe Church for the December message series The Perfect Gift as we celebrate the Christmas season of giving, receiving, and celebrating Jesus, the perfect gift.
· Our vision is to be a multiplying church family where imperfect people are discovering Jesus and growing in relationship with Him every day.
- To become 3Cs (Completely Committed Christ-followers) who love, enjoy, and glorify God.
The CrossPointe Code – T3 = 3C
We are passionately pursuing a never-ending mission to:
- Touch God through demonstrating love to Him, to one another & to the unbelieving (worship).
- Transform lives through connecting with one another in small groups & growing together in unity, maturity & Christ-likeness (fellowship & discipleship).
- Take risks through reaching out relationally to serve others and to share Jesus Christ (service & evangelism).