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The Gift of Presence

December 9, 2012 Speaker: Series: Christmas Gifts

Topic: Advent and Christmas Verse: Romans 5:2–5:2


“The Gift of Presence”

Pastor Duane Cross | 12.09.2012


“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s Glory.” Romans 5:2(NLT)

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’” Matthew 2:1-2(NIV)

“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” Matthew 2:9-11(NIV)

GOLD – a rare & priceless treasure

FRANKINCENSE – a precious, valued spice

MYRRH – a coveted perfume from the far East

“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 (NIV)

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