Finding All That God Has for You

Luke 1: 5-23

Pew Bible Pg. 831

 

I.                   Maintain righteousness before God regardless of the situation. Luke 1: 5-7

Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail, and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls, yet will I rejoice in the Lord. I will joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength!

Hab. 3: 17-19

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its water roar and foam, though the mountains tremble in its tumultThe Lord of host is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Ps. 46: 1-3, 7

A. What was the situation for Zechariah and Elizabeth?_______________________________

B. In what way is your situation similar?____ _______________________________________

C. What do we need to do in such a situation?_____________________________ __________

 

II. Be sensitive to God regarding His will. Luke 1: 8-13

Jesus said,

Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that precedes from the mouth of God.

Mt 4:4

Scripture says,

Seek the Lord with all your heart, lean not in your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

Prov. 3: 5-6

 

A. Why was Zechariah troubled and fearful? _ ______________________________________

1.       What was his responsibility?_______________________________________________

2.      Whose prayers was he lifting up to God as he lit the incense altar? __________________

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B. What was Zechariahs reaction to Gods answer to his prayer? _______________ _________

C. In what ways do we lack sensitivity to Gods answers? ______________________________

Why? ___________________________________________________________________

 

III. Constantly remember that God has a good plan for your life. Luke 1: 18-23

God says,

I know the plans I have for you, plans for your good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.

Jer. 29: 11

A. What was Gods good plan for Zechariah and Elizabeth?

B. Whats Gods good plan for you? _______________________________________________

1. Do you deserve it? _______________________________________________________

2. Did Zechariah? __________________________________________________________

C.      What does it take on our part? _______________________________________________