NOVEMBER 28, 2021
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE STABLE
HOPE FOR YOUR DISAPPOINTMENTS AT CHRISTMAS
Verse 6 – There was no room for them in the inn.
Verse 7 – She gave birth to her first born, a Son. She wrapped Him in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger.
3 WAYS TO HANDLE DISAPPOINTMENT
1. Look for God in the disappointment.
Luke 2:16 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby who was lying in a manger.
Matthew 2:4 – They bowed down and Worshipped Him.
Genesis 50:20 – You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Blessed by the name of the Lord.
Romans 5:3-5 – Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character Hope.
2. Give God your very best.
Luke 2:7 – She wrapped Him in strips of cloth and place Him in a manger.
Luke 2:23-24 – As it is written in the law of the Lord, every first born male is to be consecrated to the Lord and to offer sacrifices.
The differences between the average person and the aboveaverage person:
AND THEN SOME
Psalm 30:5 – Weeping may remain for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
3. Willing to change their direction.
Matthew 2:13 – When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph. Get up he said, take the Child and His mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.
Matthew 19:26 – (Jesus said) With God all things are possible.