The Christmas Story: GOD USES PROBLEMS

God uses problems to fulfill his plan.

Luke 1:37  For with God nothing shall be impossible.

 PROBLEMS:

  • Problems, don't mean that God isn't in it.
  • Problems are God's opportunity,

 

I don't know a man

Luke 1:34 (KJV)  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

  • It had to be God's way.

 

Taxes

Luke 2:1 (KJV)  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

  • God brought them to the right place.

 

There's no room in the Inn

Luke 2:7 (KJV)  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

  • So that the world would know

 

Fear

Luke 2:9 (KJV)  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and they glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

  • Gave God an opportunity to build their faith.