December 05, 2017: SOAP #2924:  Ephesians 5-6; Psalm 119:1-80 Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 5:10 find out what pleases the Lord. Observation:   As Christmas fast approaches, a common thought in many minds is what would be the right present for someone special.   For those we love, gifts cannot be quickly chosen with little thought.   Gifts must communicate [...]

December 05, 2017: SOAP #2924:  Ephesians 5-6; Psalm 119:1-80

Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 5:10 find out what pleases the Lord.

Observation:   As Christmas fast approaches, a common thought in many minds is what would be the right present for someone special.   For those we love, gifts cannot be quickly chosen with little thought.   Gifts must communicate love.   Gifts show that we know what pleases them.

Application:   If Christmas is about anyone, it is about Jesus! After all, He is the baby born in that manger in Bethlehem!     So, it is proper that I find out what pleases Him.   What can I give Jesus for His birthday?   What can I do for Jesus?   I would like to hear Him say, 'Leon, you gave me exactly what I wanted!'

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, help me choose a special gift for Jesus that will bring joy to His heart.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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