The Church in 2020: Ready for God’s Adventure
Advent: “God Almighty, we are waiting”
In the season of Advent, what are we waiting for and how do we wait for it? And then, how do we know it is time to go forward and wait no longer
– Thematic hymn: “God Almighty, We are waiting” Worship and Song #3047
December 15 – As we wait, we rejoice in what God has already done in our lives and anticipate God will do.
God Almighty — “We are waiting for your presence here and now. Humbled by our sinful weakness at your mercy we will bow.”
Luke 1:47-55, Isaiah 35:1-10
“My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”
December 22 – As we wait we must undo the plans we already made. We have to let God’s plan unfold.
God Almighty — “Search our hearts and make us ready. Speak in language strong and mild. Help each of us, your people to receive you like a child.”
Matthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 7:10-16 , Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
God provides for us so why do we fret and try to figure things out ourselves?
December 24 – Christmas Eve – Christ has come! May we treasure this gift.
Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7
What God has given to us and done for us, let us treasure it and be in awe of it for a while, and not just move on to the next thing.
December 29 – As we treasure this gift of the Christ child, we must go and tell others about what God has done.
Luke 2:8-20, Isaiah 63:7-9
“I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord because of all that the Lord has done for us.”
January 5 – The Light of Christ has come into the world and we have received this spiritual blessing. How do we respond?
Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6
“Arise. Shine, your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”