Advent: He's Coming

The season of Advent looks forward to the coming kingdom, looking back and celebrating it’s coming in the person and work of the promised and prophesied Messiah, recognizing His kingdom come today in the Church (His body on Earth), and looking forward to Christ’s second coming the ultimate coming of the kingdom.  Advent is a season of anticipation, preparation, and even revelation for those who don’t know how or when He is coming. The ultimate goal is that each listener will know that Jesus is coming, take seriously the work of preparing for His coming.

He's Coming, part 4: Amazing and Confusing
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus: Our faith isn’t based on observational logic, and reproducible experiments.  A virgin who is engaged, Angel messengers, the Holy Spirit, and the birth of the One who would be given David’s throne and reign forever, the God-man Jesus.  In the midst of all of that, even Mary was confused as to how this could be since she was a virgin.  May God work the response in our hearts as we know that He is coming back, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be [to me] according to your word.” Main Text: Luke 1:26-38

He's Coming, part 2: Are you Prepared?
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus: If people in Jesus’ day were looking for the prophet Elijah to return to announce the coming Messiah, would they recognize someone clearly dressed and acting like the prophet Elijah?  If they were looking toward the call to make straight paths, would they recognize the call to repent and have their hearts made right?  If preparing in John’s day meant repentance and being turned back to the Lord, what does it mean today? Main Text: Mark 1:1-8

He's Coming Introduction
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Jesus is coming back.  Just like with Jesus’ incarnation, the coming of the Messiah, no one knows the time, not even Jesus knew, but God does.  So, if we have anything to look forward to, anything to be sure of, it is Jesus coming back to gather up all of His people.  In fact, Jesus says that we can be more sure about the coming kingdom than we can about the ground our feet stand on and the air we breathe.  There is nothing more certain.  Christmas isn’t just about looking back, it’s about looking forward to the coming kingdom.  Will you be ready, or will you be caught unprepared? Main Text: Mark 13:24-37