God's Greatest Gifts

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God's greatest gifts to humanity are freely given because of love.
We are His children.
God's Laws of life define our love for Him and our love for each other.
Love can transform life, satisfy the soul, comfort the mourning and soften a hardened heart.
“He showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy”.
-Corinthians 13:4-7
God's greatest gifts to humanity provide a sense of something greater than we could ever imagine.
The grandeur and goodness of God's Creation reflect His Handiwork and remind us of His Presence in our world.
Life has real meaning when we understand it is a Divine, Gift of God.
It becomes precious when we know there is an eternal destiny.
We follow God's Laws of Life that make positive contributions to ourselves, our family and our community.
And, we seek the Gift of salvation that lead us nearer to Thee.
The Lord highlighted what King David prayed in Psalm 27:4: "One thing I seek - to live in the Presence of the Lord - all the days of my life and, to behold God's Beauty".
-King David


Divine Order

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God's Holiness Defines His Greatness!
He Stands Alone, He Stands Above, because God is:
Eternal: Everlasting
Omnipotent: Unlimited Power
Omniscient: All-Knowing
Infinite: Without Limits
Omnipresent: Present Everywhere at all Times
In Isaiah 6, the Seraphim (highest-ranking Celestial Beings in the hierarchy of Angels) say God is Holy, Holy, Holy.
God's Presence in life manifests Divine Order that is guided through the Holy Spirit.
Natural instinct leads us to look beyond the range of physical human experience to seek God.
The Book of Deuteronomy (4:29) says that if we seek God with all our heart and soul, we will find Him.
Just look around, above and beyond.


God's Greatest Gifts

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Jesus Christ is our most precious of all Gifts from God.
He is our Savior!
He is the Good Shepherd Who leads His flock to greener pastures.
In John 3:16, we read: “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.”
Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
God blessed humanity with Seven Other Precious Gifts.
1. Gift of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is one of God's greatest gifts to humanity.
The Holy Spirit is God’s “Hands,” “Fingers,” and “Breath.”
Through the Holy Spirit, God becomes the Lord of our heart.
Jesus Christ becomes our companion in our daily walk in life.
2. Gift of His Word
The Bible is the source for understanding God and His Creation.
It helps people to understand themselves in this world and in the eternal world to come.
Jesus Christ says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
3. Gift of Faith
Faith opens our eyes to spiritual realities.
Those realities are:
*God exists.
*Jesus Christ is our Savior.
*There is an eternal, Heavenly Kingdom.
Faith is the spiritual pathway to finding inspiration and peace of mind because it nourishes the mind through the power of the Holy Spirit.
4. Gift of Salvation
Forgiveness and repentance gain the Gift of Salvation.
Salvation opens the door to the Kingdom of Heaven.
5. Gift of Heaven
God is a Spiritual Force
Heaven is a Spiritual World
God gifted mankind with a spiritual soul that will continue to exist beyond physical life in God's Heavenly Kingdom.
The spiritual soul will be resurrected with spiritual gifts in an everlasting life.
Power Gifts
Power Gifts reflect the Love of God!
Each one does something special.
6. Gift of Healing
God's greatest gifts to humanity transcend life and death.
Through difficult times, God, Jesus Christ, our Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints become a refuge and a friend for suffering humanity.
Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls".
-Matthew 11:28-29 (KJV)
7. Gift of Miracles
Faith is one of the vital reason’s miracles happen.
When we pray for healing for example, we must believe it before we see the healing manifested (Mark 11:24).
God's greatest gifts to humanity gives peace of mind, eases the conscience and provides a sense of hope in the midst of darkness.

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Inner Beauty

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Another of God's greatest gifts is inner beauty.
Inner beauty is an attribute of God that creates a powerful impression on the spiritual mind.
Man may look on the outer beauty that is attractive to the eye.
It doesn't last forever.
God looks at the inner beauty of the heart filled with faith, piety (devotion to God) and humility.
This, inner beauty is precious to God, because it possesses a radiance beyond description.
It shines through values and virtues that create a spiritual aura of love, compassion, goodwill and selflessness.
It is displayed through humble people who have been blessed by the Holy Spirit.
This kind of inner beauty does not fade.
“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in God's sight.”
(1 Peter 3:4, NIV)


Monuments of God

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The Monuments of God present an aesthetic value as well as a spiritual function.
They reflect Biblical history and God's Beauty so we can know that He exists.
The Christian church was founded on the Teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
God’s people gather in a variety of places and settings.
Yet they gather for the same purpose.
When the church bell tolls, the Christian faithful go to church to hear the Voice of God through Liturgy and the Sacraments and to find Jesus Christ, the Savior.
The Disciples were chosen by Jesus from the beginning of His Baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan to be witnesses to His Life, Teachings, Miracles, and finally His Death, Resurrection and Ascension which ended His Ministry on earth in Jerusalem.
The Monuments of God represent what people celebrate, memorialize and worship derived from the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37–40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20).
Europe is not only the world leader in art, architecture, food and fashion it also has the most iconic, World Heritage-listed sites.
The finest and most beautiful churches from the early Christian era to the medieval and the modern, all designed and built in various styles, in picture, postcard settings that reflect each country's unique identity, heritage, and language.
The creative architecture and old-world charm of church buildings is as varied from the towering spirals of steeples that showcase the European, Renaissance period (14th to the 17th century) to the humble, hilltop monasteries of Greece.
All offer the most basic of human spiritual desires - to commune with God and to acknowledge Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, as the King of their world.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.”
(Matthew 18.20)

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