Commitment Sunday Dec. 3
Christmas Miracle Offering
PUT CHRIST AT THE
TOP OF YOUR LIST!
Turn in your Christmas Miracle Offering this Sunday!
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LOVE GIFT • SACRIFICIAL GIFT • MIRACLE GIFT
These are the types of gifts for this year’s Christmas Miracle Offering. With Christ at the top of your Christmas list, you can accomplish one of these two goals. You can give Jesus a Love and Sacrificial Gift or a Miraculous Gift.
Victory Day - Dec. 24, 2017!
A LOVE GIFT - is an amount that you could give comfortably. It is an amount that you can and want to give because you love the Lord.
A SACRIFICIAL GIFT - is an amount that you are going to give, but in order to give it, you must make some sacrifices. This is the kind of gift you give because you want to sacrifice for your Lord. There is a very rewarding feeling that comes from giving the Lord what you were planning to spend on yourself. It is like fasting, doing without for spiritual reasons.
A MIRACULOUS GIFT - is an amount above a love or sacrificial amount that you want to give providing God sends you some money in a miraculous way. For example, you may say, “I am going to give a $100 love offering, but I would like to give $500. If I get an unexpected bonus, or that amount of money comes in unexpectedly, I will consider it a miracle from God and give it.” A Miracle Offering is a way to allow God to do something special in your life.
WHAT IS A CHRISTMAS OFFERING?
It is our birthday gift to our Lord Jesus Christ. Some Christians say, “I give to the Lord all year. Why should I give more at Christmas?” We give to our husbands, wives, and children all year long too, but we do something special on their birthdays. We ought to do the same for our Lord.
HOW WILL THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING BE USED?
Each year our Christmas Offering is used to provide a special gift to our Missionaries, Bible College students, and employees of our church and school.
WHAT SHOULD YOUR CHRISTMAS OFFERING BE?
Since it is the Lord’s birthday, He should get the largest gift that you give to anyone. How would you feel if your spouse gave you a $20 gift and a friend a $200 gift on your birthday?
HOW CAN YOU GIVE?
You can give part of it each week until December 25, “Victory Day,” the day we hope to reach our goal. You can give it out of the savings God has blessed you with this year, or the bonus that you receive. Some will earn extra money through special projects so they can give more. This offering will be received for several Sundays following Victory Day.
WHY SHOULD EVERYONE GIVE?
Our goal is a very challenging goal. It is above our expectations; therefore, everyone will need to participate and some will even need to give a Big Special Offering or we will not reach our goal.