December 25, 2018: SOAP #3309:   1John 1-5 Scripture:  1John (NIV) 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Observation:  If you have children around when opening Christmas gifts, for sure you will not leave any gifts under the tree unopened.   […]

December 25, 2018: SOAP #3309:   1John 1-5

Scripture:  1John (NIV) 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Observation:  If you have children around when opening Christmas gifts, for sure you will not leave any gifts under the tree unopened.   They have an eye for wrapped items.   It may not even be their gift, but they are always glad to help unwrap them.

Today, I am a child of God pointing out to all my readers this present.   Please do not leave it unwrapped under the tree where He shed His blood to purchase it for you.   You will find that confessing your sins is like tearing off all the wrappings, and the heart of the gift is revealed: total forgiveness of all your sins!   It is AMAZING!

Application:   If you open this gift, you will know that it is the best gift you have ever received!   Do not worry about how to live with this gift.   Accompanying this gift is another gift.   It is the gift of the Holy Spirit who joins us in our life and helps us get to know the Heavenly Father and Jesus the Son.

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, John 3:16 is a gift that keeps on giving!   Thanks for your indescribable GIFT!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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