As we enter Advent and look forward to Christmas, Pastor David Elliott will be starting a new series: God’s Touch
The service will be live streamed at 10:30 am on November 29th: https://youtu.be/-WnJSmWfFlE
The sermon audio is here.
(printable sermon notes Advent2020-1.pdf)
1. IT’S A ________________ TOUCH (v.1)
2. IT’S A _____________________TOUCH (v.1)
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. (Psalm 23:1) (NLT)
3. IT’S A _________________ TOUCH (vs.2-3a) (Luke 2:8-14)
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
4. IT’S A _________________ TOUCH (v.3b) (Luke 15, Mt. 18:11)
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:12)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 14:27)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
5. IT’S A ___________________ TOUCH (v.4)
*When God requires you to go __________ He always comes too!
6. IT’S AN ______________ TOUCH (vs. 5-6)
- God wants to touch ______ this Christmas
- God wants to _____ you to touch ____________ else this Christmas
(For use in personal/family devotions or with your small group)
Q1: As a child, how/when did you experience a calming touch?
Q2: Describe a Christmas when your heart was touched in a special way.
Q43: Read Genesis 32:22-32. What are some things you note about God’s touch on Jacob’s life? What impact did that touch have on Jacob going forward?
Q4: Have you experienced God’s personal touch in your life? If so, explain.
Q5: Re-read Psalm 23.
What do you think David had in mind when he referred to God’s “rod and staff” in his life? How about our lives today?
David talks about us “dwelling in the house of the Lord forever”. How does that truth about eternity impact your life today?
Q6: What does God’s “calming touch” look/feel like to you in the midst of this pandemic?
Q7: Has the Lord ever brought you “through” something? If so, explain what happened and how God used it for good in your life.
Q8: Has there ever been a time in your life when the Lord moved from being just being an “impersonal god” to being your personal shepherd? If so, when did that happen? If not, why not invite Jesus, the Good Shepherd, into your life as Saviour and Lord right now.