What did I learn about God?
What did I learn about man?
How can I apply this to my life this week?
Who can I talk to about what I’ve learned this week?
God promised Israel that “I will be your God, and you will be my people.” This is the basis for the Hope of a Messiah and then the Hope of redemption through Christ’s birth, and Restoration through His return. Hope in Christ is certain, as its based on God’s character, and not our limited view.
Pastor Andy paints a realistic picture of nativity scene as a better reflection of the Joy with have with Christ, rather than a romantic image. Andy then examines Joy In Christ, and how it is impacted by the ‘already/ not yet’ nature of Christ’s Kingdom.
Gregory Hyde continues our series on Advent by discussing the nature of peace in the bible and the world, and the impact of Jesus as our Prince of Peace.
Pastor Andy explains that salvation is not a destination but being united to a savior. This ‘Union with Christ’ is the new creation that 2 Corinthians 5:17 speaks of. It is twofold: You are in Christ, and Christ is in You. Pursuing this Union will make for a 2019 of spiritual growth and renewal.