God Knows When to Show Up

Jesus was and remains the Eternal Son sent forth by His Father to be born as that holy infant who would fulfill the Greatest Commission of all, that of redeeming us from our sins and making us heirs of God with Him.

Galatians 4:1-7 (NASB)

1Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything,2but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father.3So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.4But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,5so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.6Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”7Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.


  1. What stood out to you about this week's Sermon?

  2. What stands out to you in this passage?

  3. What are the extraordinary things about Christ's birth that Paul writes about in verse 4 and 5?

  4. What do you learn about God from this passage?

  5. Christ was born as a child to what?

  6. Why was it important for Christ to come to the earth the way that he did?

  7. What does it mean for Christians to be adopted by God?

  8. What does it mean for Christians to be co-heirs with Christ?


  1. Does this passage lead you to respond?

  2. How does it make you feel when you think about being an adopted child of God and a co-heir with His son Jesus?

  3. How can you be For The Lowcountry as an Adopted Child of God?

  4. How can you serve your community this Christmas with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ?

  5. If God was so particular about when and how he sent His son Jesus, do you think he's that particular with you?

  6. What does it mean if  you were born at a particular time, in a particular place, to a particular family? 



  • Praise God for His intentionality and His timing


  • Confess to him that you believe in the intentionality for your life


  • Thank Him for sending His son at the appropriate time and for Christ's obedience to come for us


  • Make your requests known to God the Father who is so intentional in our lives

Nick BynumChristmas 2018