December 29, 2019

SERMON SERIES: Long-Expected Jesus

SERMON TITLE: When Expected Things Happen Unexpectedly

This week, Dr. Bill Johnston, Associate Pastor, concluded the Advent Sermon Series with a look toward the new year.

  • Think about something unexpected that happened in your life in 2019. How did you respond?
  • Are you looking toward 2020, the new year, with FEAR or FAITH? How can the hope of Jesus’ Second Advent encourage you as you face this new year?
  • Which of these do you need to concentrate on?

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Isaiah 7:13-14

Amos 8 & 9

Micah 5:1-6

Isaiah 9:1-7

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."   ~ John 14:1-3

"Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore, you must also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."  ~ Matthew 24:42-44

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one." ~ John 10:27-20

"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words."  ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18