Speaking of Grace
Speaking of Grace
Dec 15, 2020
An Unexpected Gift
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Expecting the Unexpected: An Unexpected Gift


There are times when good things come out of unexpected circumstances, things we never could have planned. Change is never easy, rarely anticipated, and often life-altering. A barn was not Joseph’s and Mary’s first choice of where to meet their son but holding the son of God in their arms made their surroundings insignificant. How can we choose a life of abundance instead of scarcity – trusting God will provide unexpected gifts even in the midst of life’s most difficult challenges?


This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways:


  • What do you think was your best, or maybe favorite, gift that was completely unexpected? Why was it your favorite, and what made it so unexpected?
  • Read the story of Mary and the angel and then Mary’s trip to see Elizabeth. Where do you look for hope, and how do you maintain that search in those rough moments of your life?
  • As we watch little children play, it reminds us of who we were in simpler times of our lives—trusting and finding that same joy seems so much more complicated now. Think of a few changes that you might make in your life that would help you to find joy or contentment in the midst of difficult times.
  • What experience in your life seemed to be a really bad event at the time, but over the years as you were able to look back at it, turned out to be quite different or maybe even a blessing? How has that experience changed the way you look at other rough times or even the future?


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NEXT WEEK: Expecting The Unexpected - ‘An Unexpected Responsibility’.


The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/.


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