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Discover the Book - Dec. 5, 2009

  • 2009 Dec 05
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The King's Cost

 

The wonder of Christ's love is demonstrated in the Cost of Christmas. But that is sometimes lost by the world. TO THE WORLD CHRISTMAS is often just A GOOD BARGAIN!

"Want to make this Christmas really special? For $66,344.46, you could buy all the gifts mentioned in the holiday tune "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  That's what all those partridges, geese, gold rings, maids a-milking and pipers piping would cost at today's prices, according to PNC Advisors, a branch of Pittsburgh's PNC Financial Services Group.

The $66,344.46 price tag of all the gifts in the song includes the many repetitions. By the 12th day, the singer has major storage problems, with 364 presents, including a dozen partridges in a dozen pear trees and 36 ladies dancing. The index doesn't estimate the cost of storing and feeding all the gifts, most of which are alive.

So, what does Christmas cost the World? Oh, it's a good deal.  

*       The wonder of Christ's love is demonstrated in the COST OF CHRISTMAS: TO GOD CHRISTMAS COST EVERYTHING! He had to pay for sin completely 

What did Christmas cost God? EVERYTHING. The greatest giver was God; the greatest gift was salvation; and the greatest sacrifice was Christ's.

*       The wonder of Christ's love is demonstrated in the COST OF CHRISTMAS: TO A RECEPTIVE HEART THE COST IS NOTHING!  It is Already Paid!

What does Christmas give to the Receptive heart? Great Joy!

The wonder of Christ's love is demonstrated in the COST OF CHRISTMAS: TO THE UNRECEPTIVE HEART—Everything, Because The Price Of Sin Can Never Be Paid For By Anyone But Christ!

What do the Unreceptive hearted ones get for Christmas? It costs them everything, for eternity, suffering the blackness of darkness forever and the vengeance of eternal fire.

The wonder of Christ's love is demonstrated in the cost of Christmas should prompt us to do what as our response? GIVE

All I have belongs to you,

For all I have has come from you.

Nothing I own, nothing I possess,

Is by my own hands, its by Your Faithfulness.

So please take this offering,

From a heart of Thanksgiving.

For You've given all I have.

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