Scriptures: Luke 2:10-14, 2 Corinthians 1:20, 5:21, Isaiah 59:2, Hebrews 2:14-15, Romans 5:1
Nobody in history, in the entire world, has ever given better gifts than God has given to us. But what about the life to come? What about the problems in this life--the trials, the troubles, the tribulations, the temptations? No matter what problem you are facing today there is a way out. No matter what situation you might find yourself in today there is a way out. Even when it comes to the time that you draw your last breath and you are hurled into eternity and you face, what the Bible calls the last enemy, death, there is a way out. In a sense, that is what Christmas is all about--the way out. As Dr. Merritt teaching in this message, the way out, through Christ, is God's Greatest Gift.
"Are you in a dungeon of doubt today? Doubt about whether or not God loves you, doubt about whether or not there is any purpose in your life, doubt about whether or not there is a way out of whatever problem you are facing? You need to take the key called “Promise” and unlock that door of doubt, remembering that God keeps His promises and with Him there is a way out." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.