Episode 143 – God’s Perfect Timing

Timing is everything, and no one understands this better than God. When Paul writes, “In the fullness of time, God sent forth his Son,” it’s not empty language. Daniel 2 contains an ancient prophecy about how and when God would establish His everlasting kingdom. As we’ll see in this special Christmas episode, God used four different empires to pave the way for the arrival of Jesus. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a greater sense of confidence that nothing is wasted, that everything belongs, and that God’s timing isn’t just acceptable or plausible — it’s perfect. Enjoy and Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching? 
  • What kind of season are you in right now: Are things going well? Or not going well? And, specifically, what does gratitude look like for you in light of this? 
  • Describe a situation or experience in your life where you had to learn to trust God’s timing. What was the hardest part? 
  • What is an experience from your past that was confusing at the time but in retrospect you can see how God was using it to prepare you? 
  • What would it look like for you to rest and rejoice in God’s perfect timing this holiday season? (Be specific!) 
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?  
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6 Comments

  1. Susan Lutz December 24, 2021 at 8:01 am - Reply

    What a great way to begin Christmas Eve. Thank you, Brad, for this reminder. God’s timing is PERFECT. This spoke to me today.

    • Brad Gray December 27, 2021 at 11:34 am - Reply

      So glad God used this message to speak to you today, Susan! Thank you for sharing that.

  2. Debbie Harris December 25, 2021 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Thank you, Brad, for this teaching. Even we have been placed in this time and place for such a time as this.

    • Brad Gray January 4, 2022 at 6:36 am - Reply

      Indeed! And glad the teaching was helpful to you, Debbie.

  3. Cindy Upchurch December 25, 2021 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all your messages. Merry Christmas to you and your family

    • Brad Gray January 4, 2022 at 6:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, Cindy! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s.

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