January 7 2018

Sermon Outline

“Making Space for God

Exodus 20:1-10 NIV

1. When it comes to prayer, we are all beginners and l___________.

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, One of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1


2. Making space for God is rooted in God’s l____.

 “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it Holy… Creation, Rest.” Ex. 20:8

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it Holy,… brought you out.” Deut.5:12


 3. We are constantly distracted from l________ in God’s presence.

- Busy Lives

- Our many idolatries

- Lack of intentionality


4.     Making space for God is responding to our hearts deepest l__________.

“As a deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1,2.


5.     God has given us ways and means to nurture holy l__________.

a) Corporate Worship and Sunday observance.

b) Family Meals and Shared Devotions.

c) Daily Reading of Scripture and Personal time of Prayer.

d) Finding places in creation where you experience God’s presence.

e) Visiting a family member or friend where the peace of Jesus is present.

f) Carving out periods of silence that allow you to listen for God’s words.

Small Group Questions

“Making Space for God

Exodus 20:1-10 NIV

1. What has been your journey in prayer and how could you see it grow?

2. In regards to making space for God, what were Sundays like growing up?

3. How do you find God speaking to you through creation?

4. How do you find yourself making space for God around your redemption?

5. What are things that distract you most in living in God’s presence?

6. How have you found ways to experience intimacy with God?

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Peter Van Geest