December 18- Pastor Jake Ritzema- God shows His Favor

Party favors, you know those small gifts given to people for coming to a birthday party, office party, baby shower, etc.   Interesting concept isn’t it.  I am wondering who started that tradition in the first place.  Would it be because the person who was giving the party decided if they gave gifts they would get more gifts - bigger gifts in return? Were they hoping it would guarantee more folks coming to their party? Party favors – interesting concept.  This Sunday we are going to chat about God sharing His favor with Elizabeth, with Mary and with us.   The thing about it is, God shared His favor, His gift without strings attached.  Jesus, the Ultimate Gift of Christmas was given for one reason and one reason only – Love.  Remember John 3: 16?  This Christmas season just do one thing – Thank God for “The Gift