The Hidden Gifts Of Christmas Part 3 “Wonder”


These “gifts” are not _______________ by God; rather sometimes they are difficult for us to _____________.

Wonder is a feeling of ________________ mingled with _________________ caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or ___________________.

In our cultural celebration of Christmas we used the word “wonder” to _______________ much of our celebration.

The idea of “wonder” is all over the _______________ Christmas story.

Luke 2:18-19

18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

The challenge for us is to discover and ____________ the gift of “wonder” as it relates to our lives with Jesus.

God has always used “wonder” to ______________ who He is.

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

How does God stay _________________ in your life?

Wonder is produced when there is a _________________ difference between us and something bigger or smaller than us.

Why are so many __________ filled with wonder as it relates to God at this time or any time?

  1. God is wonderful when I recognize the ___________ between me and God.

Humanism attaches _______________ importance to human matters rather than divine/supernatural             ones.

Humanism ________________ the distance between us          and God by _______________ man or _______________ God.

Man says, “God, I will live my life however I          want…but when I _________ take me to heaven.”


When there is no ______________ for God, there is no          _________________ about heaven.

  1. God is wonderful when I allow God to ___________ the gap between me and Him.

God doesn’t want you to __________ yourself to Him, or    __________ Him down to you…rather  God desires to       ___________ you up to Him, through Jesus Christ.

________________ the wonder of Jesus Christ.

________________ the wonder of Jesus Christ.