God's Perfect Timing
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
December 25, 2005
Now on this Christmas Day .. join me this morning in Paul's book of Galatians. Folks .. Christmas has become more than a celebration .. it has become a challenge! Christmas is a race to see which gives out first: your money or your feet!
But on this Christmas Sunday .. I want to talk to you about timing .. God's Perfect Timing! One day a news reporter asked Roger Maris who for years held the major league record for home runs in a season what his secret was to hitting 61 home runs in a season.
Do you know what he said? He didn't talk about power. Nor did he talk about strength. Not even bat speed. He said that the secret to hitting home runs was "split second timing."
The secret to hitting a home run is to hit it right on time! And may I tell you that when Jesus Christ arrived as a baby in Bethlehem ... God hit a home run! He was right on time! And you need to learn this about God: He is never early! He is never late! He is always right on time! He is the on time God!
You see .. God doesn't operate on Eastern Standard Time .. He operates on Eternal Standard Time. And when Jesus was born ... it was no accident .. it was an appointment! Before time began .. God had it set on Heaven's Calendar!
Well .. on this Christmas Sunday morning ..we are thinking about: God's Perfect Timing! I want to show you from Galatians 4 what God's Perfect Timing meant back then and then I want to show you what it means today .. and then what it means for you personally!
"God's Perfect Timing"
Now as we think about "God's Perfect Timing" ... the first thing we read about beginning in verse 4 is ..
(1) THE PERIOD OF GOD'S PERFECT TIMING.
Verse 4, "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law."
Do you see the word "fullness?" [???????: plaroma] It refers to something that ...
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