A Watchful Eye – Brad Lehman

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Sermon Notes

This week, Pastor Brad concludes the Advent series ‘Christmas Heroes’ with a message titled ‘A Watchful Eye’ from Luke 2:8-20.
1. Receive the love of God.
2. Rest in the peace of God.
3. Rely on the presence of God.
4. Rejoice in the promises of God.
5. Remember the watchful eye of God.

ICEBREAKER: Share a favourite Christmas memory and the reason it was so special to you.

1. Why do shepherds play such a predominant role in the Bible [Luke 2:8]? Why is this metaphor so useful in our relationship with the Lord [cf. Psalm 23; Isaiah 40:10-11; and John 10:11-18]?

2. What is God’s glory, and why is it important to understand [Luke 2:9]? Also consult Exodus 33:17-23; Psalm 19:1-6; and Hebrews 1:1-4.

3. The biblical command, “Fear not!” [Luke 2:10] is the most often repeated command in Scripture. Why is that, and how do you obey it [cf. Exodus 14:10-14; Isaiah 41:8-14; and Revelation 1:17-18]?

4. Do you think people need a Saviour [Luke 2:11]? Why? What do you observe about humanity that indicates the need for a Saviour [cf. Isaiah 59:1-2; Luke 1:46-48; and Romans 3:23]?

5. Luke 2:11 is a clear biblical text on the identity and mission of the Lord Jesus. What do you learn about Him in this verse that causes you to pause and worship Him this Advent season [cf. Acts 2:36; Acts 5:29-32; and 2 Timothy 1:8-12]?

6. How does Mary’s example of contemplation inspire you to meditate on the activities of God [Luke 2:19]? Also consider Psalm 119:9-11; Psalm 143:5; and Psalm 145.

7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

“All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” (David Jeremiah)