Hope

Divine Guidance for You

A star in the sky signaled Hope had come to a condemned world. Wise men today still seek Him and find a hope that can conqueror all! This hope doesn't travel alone. In this series, we are going to examine some of its traveling companions.

A star in the sky signaled Hope had come to a condemned world. Wise men today still seek Him and find a hope that can conqueror all! This hope doesn't travel alone. In this series, we are going to examine some of its traveling companions.

December 6, 2020
by
Craig Walker
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Introduction

A star in the sky signaled Hope had come to a condemned world. Wise men today still seek Him and find a hope that can conqueror all! Hope does not travel alone. How we respond to the information we have about Jesus determines what impact He has on our lives. In this series, Pastor Craig is going to examine some of hope's traveling companions. This week he discusses “Divine guidance for you.”

Discussion Questions

(The goal is to grow in our relationship with Christ and each other. It is ok if you don’t cover every question.)

1. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever been given?

2. Why do your reactions to gifts, whether good or bad, matter?

3. Ask a volunteer to read Matthew 2:1-6. What do you know about the wise men?

4. If the wise men were pagan astrologers, why would they leave everything in order to follow the star?

5. What do you know about King Herod? Why would he have been troubled by the birth of Jesus?

6. Ask another volunteer to read Matthew 2:11-12 - What three gifts did the wise men give Jesus? What was the significance of these gifts?

7. For the wise men, God used a star to point them to the Messiah. What kinds of events does God use to point others to His Son today?

Moving Forward

The thing about listening and obeying the leadings of the Lord is that you get better and more comfortable obeying his voice. Studying his word, spending time in prayer and listening to him not just talking. Rest in him!

Changing Your Mind

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 NKJ

Prayer

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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