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TITLE: Gifts Without Cost
TEXT: Romans 5:18-21
PROPOSITION: There are many important gifts to give which are not material.
QUESTION: What?
KEY WORD: Gifts
SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. This time of year is stressful what to give, cost of everything.
  2. Here is a gift list of things which cost you no money no charge.
  3. God has given us many free gifts.
  4. Free gifts are sometimes the hardest for us to give.

Listening

  1. James 1:19 Quick to listen, slow to speak
  2. Must REALLY listen -
    Not interpret, not daydream
    Not plan response

Affection

  1. Be generous with hugs, pats on the back, touching
  2. Give handshakes, smiles, warm greetings

Laughter

  1. Share some comic strip, some funny story
  2. Learn to laugh at yourself FIRST.

Written Note

  1. Not a long 6 page letter just a short note
  2. Gratitude for kindness, expression of appreciation
  3. Handwritten note will be remembered for a lifetime

Compliment

  1. Keep it simple and SINCERE
  2. You did a great job, You look great in red
  3. All of us want to be appreciated feel that our work is recognized

Favor

  1. Do something kind Boy Scout do a good deed
  2. Random Acts of Kindness

Solitude

  1. There are times when we want to be left alone.
  2. Be sensitive to those times.

Cheerful Disposition

  1. Show everyone a cheerful attitude work, family, stores
  2. Cheerfulness is contagious start an epidemic.


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