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
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 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?