UNEXPECTED 1: Silent Treatment
Matthew 1:16; Galatians 4:4
What if you believed that even when God is silent, He’s up to something? And, what if you started to open your eyes to the unexpected ways God is working around you? Not getting what we want doesn’t mean God is absent or that He doesn’t care. It means He is working. Christmas is all about the unexpected news that God is with you even when it doesn’t seem so.
UNEXPECTED 2: By My Side
Matthew 1:20-23; Hebrews 4:15
No matter what you’re going through—good or bad—Jesus says, “Me too.” Think about the power of those two little words. “Me too.” You want someone with you. You’re looking for a, “Me too.” It doesn’t mean that Jesus will extinguish all of our problems or that the hard things in our lives will go away. But it does mean that, through it all, we have a friend by our side… and perfect, everlasting relationship.You have the greatest gift available to you. In Jesus, you have a God who has not only rescued you, but a God who is with you—a God who gets you.
UNEXPECTED 3: Everything Changed
Our only hope has everything to do with Christmas!
UNEXPECTED 4: Power Source
Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:16-17
The Holy Spirit is an unexpected power source that is always with you. The Holy Spirit was sent to help us, not just accomplish tasks, but to help us change the world. We know God is for us. We know Jesus gets us. And now we know that the Holy Spirit is always with us. God wants you to live an unexpected life.