Give Presence Recap
Main Idea: Giving presents is good. Giving PRESENCE is better."
There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving gifts or presents. In fact, in many instances it isn't simply a good thing to do, but it is something that you should do.
But if giving presence is better than giving gifts - the epitome of what Christmas for westerners is all about - what does it mean to "Give Presence"?
What does it mean to “Give Presence”?
1. Love on PURPOSE
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
-1 John 4:9
2. Love with SACRIFICE
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
-1 John 4:10
3.Love through GRATITUDE
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
-1 John 4:11
And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God