Christmas 2018

Seventeen Gifts from God

Moe Bergeron

Deuteronomy 32:1-4 CSB

Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak; listen, earth, to the words from my mouth. [2] Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants. [3] For I will proclaim the LORD’s name. Declare the greatness of our God! [4] The Rock—his work is perfect; all his ways are just. A faithful God, without bias, he is righteous and true.

 

Audio – Seventeen Gifts From God – Moe Bergeron

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Outline

  • Our cry; Psalm 30:10 CSB
    • “LORD, listen and be gracious to me; LORD, be my helper.”
    • God’s gift; Isaiah 41:13 CSB
      • “For I am the LORD your God, who holds your right hand, who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you'”.
  • Our cry: Psalm 51:7 CSB
    • Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
    • God’s gift; Psalm 50:15 CSB
      • Call on me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor me.
  • Our cry; Psalm 51:2 CSB
    • Completely wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.
    • God’s gift; Matthew 8:3 CSB
      • Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
  • Our cry; Psalm 141:3 CSB
    • LORD, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
    • God’s gift; Exodus 4:12 CSB
      • Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say.
  • Our cry; Luke 18:13 CSB
    • “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner!’
    • God’s gift; 1 Timothy 1:15 CSB
      • This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.
  • Our cry; Acts 16:30 CSB
    • He escorted them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
    • God’s gift; Acts 16:31 CSB
      • They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
  • Our cry; Job 23:3 CSB
    • If only I knew how to find him, so that I could go to his throne.
    • God’s gift; Jeremiah 29:13 CSB
      • You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.
  • Our cry; Job 40:4 CSB
    • I am so insignificant. How can I answer you? I place my hand over my mouth.
    • God’s gift; Isaiah 1:18 CSB
      • “Come, let us settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool.”
  • Our cry; Psalm 51:10 CSB
    • God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    • God’s gift; Ezekiel 36:26 CSB
      • I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
  • Our cry; Psalm 6:6 CSB
    • I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my bed and drench my couch every night.
    • God’s gift; Psalm 55:22 CSB
      • Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
  • Our cry; Psalm 27:9 CSB
    • Do not hide your face from me; do not turn your servant away in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.
    • God’s gift; Hebrews 13:5 CSB
      • Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.
  • Our cry; 2 Corinthians 2:16 CSB
    • To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. Who is adequate for these things?
    • God’s gift; 2 Corinthians 12:9 CSB
      • But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.
  • Our cry; Psalm 42:2 CSB
    • I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and appear before God?
    • God’s gift; Isaiah 33:17 CSB
      • Your eyes will see the King in his beauty; you will see a vast land.
  • Our cry; Psalm 130:6 CSB
    • I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning— more than watchmen for the morning.
    • God’s gift; Isaiah 40:31 CSB
      • but those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint.
  • Our cry; Psalm 55:4 CSB
    • My heart shudders within me; terrors of death sweep over me.
    • God’s gift; John 11:25 CSB
      • Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.
  • Our cry; Psalm 88:14 CSB
    • LORD, why do you reject me? Why do you hide your face from me?
    • God’s gift; John 17:26 CSB
      • I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them and I may be in them.”
  • Our cry: 2 Samuel 23:15 CSB
    • David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!”
    • God’s gift; John 4:10 CSB
      • Jesus (who was born in Bethlehem) answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would ask him, and he would give you living water.”

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