Advent, meaning "coming" or "arrival", is the four week period running up to Christmas, beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. For some this is a special time of the year to reflect more deeply on the coming of Jesus into the world to save sinners. Although we should always be thinking on these things, there is value in celebrating special seasons each year. As one authors puts it "When evertything is special, nothing is. God wants us to cultivate a biblical cadence and rhythm to our lives, and not a constant pounding 1".
Remember your first estate. I am a sinner saved by grace. John 3:16
From the dust of the earth and will return to the dust, unless He comes!
Remember who keeps us
In the palm of his hand
Remember the warning
1 Peter 5:8
Satan goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour..
Remember the promise
1 Cor 10:12-13
You will not be tempted beyond that which you are able
Remember the lifestyle
Live humbly before men lest the same sin be fall you.
Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Captiol Hill Baptist Church, preached 66 sermons on every book of the Bible. The Old Testament sermon series was made into the book Promises Made. The New Testament Overview series formed the book Promises Kept. The entire series available online and the links posted below.
The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story, the story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death. It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. And it’s our story, too.
This year, Junior Youth Guild will be using The Gospel Project for Kids. It is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more.
Part 6The depraved and fallen state of man
Part 5The personality of the Holy Spirit
Personality - something that has a mind, will and emotions
Holy Spirit - the spirit of God, the third person of the trinty
Part 4The perfect humanityof the Lord Jesus Christ
Part 3The essential deity...of the Lord Jesus Christ