The Hidden Gifts Of Christmas Part 1 “Silence”

The Hidden Gifts of Christmas – Part 1



Most of us, at some point, have _____________ for hidden Christmas gifts.

Many people do not associate _____________ with Christmas.

The birth of Jesus ______________ the silence of God for over 400 years.

In John’s gospel, Jesus is referred to as the “__________” which means “________________”.

Silence can be seen as a _____________ and not a _____________.

God is most often silent in the _____________ realm.

Often, when we need to ___________ from God, He appears silent.

A key point is never to interpret God’s ______________ as God’s ______________.

God may not be ________________ or _______________ engaged in your life, but you can know He is _______________ engaged.

The greatest example of Jesus’ silence was connected to the death of _________________.

Jesus’ silence _______________ the miracle and the impact it had on those who witnessed it.

How is silence a gift?

The hidden gift of silence creates an intense _____________ for God in our lives.

When you are truly hungry you will __________ just about anything.

God’s silence creates an _________________ to lean into God to hear something we might have _________________ in the midst of more noise.

Two ways to use God’s verbal silence as a gift

I can “hear” God in His __________________.  Psalm 19:1-3

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.

I can “hear” God in His _______________.

            Will you spend time ____________  ________________ to            God’s voice in His word?