Handprints of God
Pictures of God’s faithfulness:
-The Good Shepherd
-He called them to b______.
-“I have shown you many g______ w______ from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone Me?” John 10:32
-“If I am not doing the works of My Father, then do not believe Me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe Me, b______ the w______.” John 10:37-38
-“I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be a s______ of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13
-God has given us something p______ that we can look to and we can touch and see them and k______ and r______ that God has made a promise.
-He is faithful and good and just and He w___ do what He says He will do.
-God gave Noah a picture of His promise, the r______.
-God gave Abram a picture of His promise, the s____.
-John 10:17-18 “I lay down My life that I may take it up again. N__ o__ takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have a______ to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again.”
-The two identical ingredients in the four gospel “casseroles” are:
1) Cried out loudly
Matthew: Krazo – Raven’s piercing cry. Cry out loudly with i______ sounds that express deep emotion.
2) Gave up His Spirit
Mark: Ekpneo – To G______ up the G______.
Ek – Out from and to. Out of the depths of the source and extending to its impact on the object. A separation from something with which there has been close connection.
John: Paradidomi – from para & didomi, properly means to give (turn over); hand over from, as in to deliver over with a sense of close personal involvement.
Para – an emphatic “from”, means “from close beside“. It stresses nearness. Para implies an intimate participation.
-God is with us, no matter where we are, no matter what we’re doing, no matter what is going on in life, God is w______ u__. He gave us His Holy Spirit to remind us of the promise of H___ l______ for us.
-He is so f______!
-We need to imagine b___!
After the Video:
-Jesus called His Disciples to believe and He calls us to the same thing. What is He calling you to believe Him in/for right now? (There’s always something.)
-“Tell us plainly” – how many times do you wish that God would just speak plainly to you??? Does God ever answer your questions… but not the way that you want Him to?
-Compare the definition of the Greek word Krazo with Romans 8:26, what do you think? Cool right?
-If we need to be imagining big, what is the biggest thing that you could imagine?