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GOD’S TIMING IS AMAZING!
Archived – December 26, 2021

GOD’S TIMING IS AMAZING!

December 26, 2021

GOD’S TIMING IS AMAZING!
Luke 2:1-7

Pastor Terry Wilcox


Christmas is about God’s timing – He has a plan and it includes !

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Luke 2:7 refers to the  of Jesus.

Galatians 4:4 refers to the  of Jesus.

REASONS WHY MARY COULD HAVE THOUGHT – “BAD TIMING”

  1. Her marriage to Joseph was not .
  2. Birth will be in  territory.
  3. Census interrupted their plans.
  4. A strange new town without her .
  5. Inadequate .

    Oftentimes God’s timing seems .

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS HAD PREDICTED THE MESSIAH WOULD:

  1. Emerge victorious over . – Galatians 3:15
  2. Come from Abraham and bless the . – Genesis 12:2-3
  3. Descend from the tribe of . – Genesis 49:10
  4. Descend from  family. – II Samuel 7:16
  5. Be born of a virgin. – Isaiah 7:14
  6. Be born . – Micah 5:2
  7. Be visited and honored by wise men. – Psalm 72:10, Isaiah 60:3, 6, 9

IN LIGHT OF HISTORY, THE TIMING OF JESUS’ BIRTH IS AMAZING

  1. The diaspora of the .
  2. Favorable  environment.
  3. Favorable  environment.
  4. Favorable  climate.
    Greek philosophers were better at asking questions than answering them.

    Three great questions of life:  , and death. Jesus answered all three

    John Maxwell in Your Attitude: Key to Success says:
    · The wrong decision at the wrong time = · The wrong decision at the right time = 
    · The right decision at the wrong time = unacceptance· The right decision at the right time = success 

    God’s timing is always perfect!
    Christopher Columbus
    Abraham Lincoln
    John Calvin
    George Whitfield

    As we end 2021 and begin 2022 keep in mind that nothing stays the same. Our decisions today will become non-negotiable tomorrow.

    Is it God’s time for you to make an important decision?


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