The Gift of
What example of
giving has God given to the world?
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.
What did Christ do
to redeem us?
himself for our sins to rescue us
from the present age, according to
the will of our God and Father.
Galatians 1:4. (See also Titus 2:14;
1 Timothy 2:6.)
Why did He lay
aside His riches and become poor?
For you know the
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
though he was rich, yet for your
sakes be became poor, so that you
through his poverty might become
2 Corinthians 8:9.
Charge and Test
After Abraham was
blessed, what was he to be?
I will make you
into a great nation and I will bless
you; I will make your name great, and
you will be a blessing.
tested Abrahams faith and
Abraham, when God tested him, offered
Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had
received the promise was about to
sacrifice his one and only son.
More Blessed Way
As Christ sent His
disciples out to preach, to heal the
sick, and to raise the dead, what did
he say to them?
have received, freely
does God comfort us in our trouble?
Who comforts us
in all our troubles, so that we
may comfort those in trouble with the
comfort we ourselves received from
God. 2 Corinthians 1:4.
Note All who
accept the gospel take upon
themselves the obligation to pass its
blessings on to others. In this way
the work of salvation is extended.
God expects every soul reclaimed from
sin to join in the same work for
others that lifted him up and placed
his feet upon the Rock. The good
things of God are not to be selfishly
kept to ourselves. We receive to
give. Says Whittier, The soul
is lost thats saved
alone. And as love prompted
Gods great gift, so His love in
our hearts will prompt us to give, to
minister, and to engage in loving
service for the welfare and the
happiness of others.
His ministry what did Christ say of
the blessedness of giving?
In everything I
did, I showed you that by this kind
of hard work we must help the weak,
remembering the word the Lord Jesus
said: It is more
blessed to give than to receive.
Note - The government
of God is founded on the principle of
benevolence, or the desire to bless
others. Our richest blessing come as
a result of the good things we have
passed on to our fellowmen.
being anointed by the Holy Spirit,
what did Jesus do?
How God anointed
Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Spirit and power, and how he went
about doing good and healing all
who were under the power of the
devil, because God was with
him. Acts 10:38.