Current Series: Christmas Questions

There are several questions asked leading up to the first Christmas, In this series, we will examine these questions and discuss what our response should be.

Weekly Sermon Notes

Wk1 - How can I be sure of this?

Scripture: Luke 1:5-25

5 Lesson from an “Under-Believer”

Lesson 1 – God Speaks to Ordinary people doing Ordinary work

  • Zechariah was an ordinary priest
  • He was 1 of 20,000 priests
  • He was doing routine work when Gabriel showed up

Lesson 2 – Even Unexpectant Prayers are Answered Unexpectedly

  • When we pray, do we truly expect God to hear us
  • Do we truly expect God to answer us
  • Let us not grow weary… Galatians 6:9

Lesson 3 – God wants to Give us something too Good to be True

  • Elizabeth and Zechariah wanted a baby… even in their old age
  • You cannot dream up things as Good as God wants to do for you! – Ephesians 3:20

Lesson 4 – The Promises of God Test our Faith

  • Nothing Zechariah had ever experienced prepared him for Gabriel’s appearance
  • God calls us to remain faithful

Lesson 5 – An Authentic Experience with God can always be seen by others

  • “When he came out… they realized he had seen a vision in the temple” v.22
  • People know when we’ve experienced God
  • “…they were astonished … and took note that these men had been with Jesus.” – Acts 4:13
(Sermon Outline and Thoughts are credited to Dr. Keith Newman, President, Southern Nazarene University)

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