The Gift of Jesus

Date written: 17 December 2014


TITLE: The Gift of Jesus

PROPOSITION: This lesson will look at God’s gift in Jesus, namely, Jesus the Human, the Sacrifice, the King, and the Son.

OBJECTIVE: To study and show that God gave the best gift when He gave Jesus.


1. Read: 1 John 4:9-10

2. About the Text:

1) God is the greatest giver.

2) He gives to all liberally and does not take back his gifts.

3) James says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).

4) He also says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

5) God does not give like we give attaching conditions, expectations, and requirements upon our gifts.

6) God gives liberally, perfectly, without regret, and does not throw it back in our face.

7) The gift of Jesus is the greatest gift of all.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: God gave . . .

I.   Jesus the Human

1. We needed someone to visit us.

1) “And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, that a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people” (Luke 7:16).

2) “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people” (Luke 1:68).

2. We needed someone to understand us.

1) “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” (Heb.2:17-18).

2) “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

3. We needed someone to intervene for us.

1) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6).

2) “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Romans 8:34).

4. God gave us Jesus the man to understand and accept us.

II.  Jesus the Sacrifice

1. He ransomed us – “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

2. He became the sin offering – “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

3. He affirmed our worth with His blood – “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

4. His sacrifice ended all other sacrifices – “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10;12).

5. God gave us Jesus the sacrifice to do for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves.

III. Jesus the King

1. He has sat down on the right hand of God – “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear” (Acts 2:32-33).

2. He has the name which is above all names – “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil.2:9-11).

3. He is the King of kings – “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:6).

4. God gave us Jesus the king to give us knowledge and direction for our lives.

IV.  Jesus the Son

1. God gave His Son to save – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

2. Jesus the Son, gave Himself – “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

3. God’s gift is eternal life through Jesus – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

4. What makes the gift of Jesus a gift is that God gave Himself, and that is what it means to give.


1. God gave . . .

1) Jesus the Human

2) Jesus the Sacrifice

3) Jesus the King

4) Jesus the Son

2. Invitation