The Gift Goes On



Alberta Fisher



The song by Sandi Patti, “The Gift Goes On”, can be played before the devotion is given.


I.                Father gave the Son


                Isaiah 9:6 – For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.


Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped Him in cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


II.              The Son gave the Spirit


     John 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.


III.            The Spirit gives us life


           II Corinthians 4:6 Who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.


IV.            We can give the Gift of Love


           John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.


V.              Love Each Other


                I Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.


                 I John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and every one who loves is born of God and knows God.


                 Colossians 3:14And beyond all these thins put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.


                Love isn’t love until you give it away – let’s give it away all during the year!


(A small gift may be purchased to be given to one individual.  Have ladies stand in a circle and play the song, “The Gift Goes On”.  Ever time the word “on” is mentioned, the gift should be passed to the next person to their right.  The individual with the gift at the end of the song should keep it.)