The Unopened, Unused, and Abused Christmas Gift

Speaker: Pastor Derrel Strickland

Scriptures: Hebrews 10:11-39, Matthew 7:1-12, Mark 3:20-30, John 1:14-18

Summary: The greatest gift ever given was Jesus Christ. For those that have heard, it is like having a gift under the Christmas tree all ready for the taking. But too often the gift remains under the tree. Some take the gift and fail to use it or put it in a safe place never to be touched or used. Still others abuse the greatest gift thinking it is theirs with no obligation to share it.

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All I Have Is Yours

Speaker: Pastor Derrel Strickland

ScripturesLuke 15:25-32, 1 Timothy 6:3-10, Philippians 4:10-13, Psalm 142:5-7

Summary: The story of the Prodigal Son is an awesome story. There are many truths and lessons to be learned. In the story there are three main characters: the Father representing God, the prodigal representing those out of fellowship with the Father, and the elder brother representing those in fellowship with the Father. The Father tells the elder brother, "Everything I have is yours." What an awesome thought. Not just his material things but his peace, his love, and his forgiveness.