23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
LET'S TRULY THINK ABOUT THESE GIFTS AND RECEIVE THEM!!!
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US ALL IS THE POWER OF CHOICE AND THE MEASURE FAITH TO BRING IT FORTH. WITHOUT THOSE WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TOO CHOOSE CHRIST AND RECEIVE THE LIFE HE CAME TO GIVE US....THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL."-Evangelist GCStewart
GOD HAS GIVEN US THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS TO HELP THE UNIQUE TALENTS, SKILLS, RESOURCES, DREAMS, GOALS & DESIRES COME TO PASS IN A WAY THAT GLORIFIES HIM.
-WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN CAN ONLY BE TAKEN BY FAITH-