December 18, 2016
FROM GOD’S HOUSE TO YOURS: Mary Did You Know?
Series: FROM GOD’S HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE
Sunday: “Mary Did You Know?”
Introduction: Some things in life are harder to sustain than attain. The “wonder” of the incarnation is one of those things. How can we sustain the “wonder” of the incarnation in our lives. Let me suggest four ways.
I. Grow in your EXPERIENCE with God. (I Thessalonians 1:3-12)
A. Grow through the immaturity of limited KNOWLEDGE.
B. Grow through the immaturity of limited WISDOM.
C. Grow through the immaturity of limited DISCIPLINE.
II. Treasure the Word of God as the FOUNDATION of your experience with God.
A. The Word of God is POWERFUL. (Hebrews 4:12)
B. The Word of God reveals God’s PRESENCE. (John 1:14)
C. The Word of God is a bridge between God’s PURPOSE and our PLANS.
D. The Word of God is PERMANENT. (John 6:66-69)
III.Take time to THINK about your experience with God.
A. Psalm 46:10
B. Philippians 4:8
C. Psalm 119:97
D. II Corinthians 10:15
IV.Take the time to TALK about your experience with God.
A. Discuss deep TRUTHS with people of like mind. (Luke 24:32)
B. Engage in meaningful DISCOURSE with those who DISAGREE.
C. Develop the DISCIPLINE and DELIGHT of an effective prayer life.
(I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Conclusion: “O Come Let Us Adore Him”