Communion – In the Pews, Baptism at 8:00 Service
Sermon: “The Lord’s Time”
Theme: We are changed by our waiting and learn to be transformed by the Holy Spirit so that when the time comes, we will be holy and mature in Christ.
Purpose: The congregation will turn from focusing on issues of the ego and instead focus on their relationship with Christ so that they may grow through the times of darkness.
Scriptures: Isaiah 40:1-11 Prepare the way for God’s presence.
2 Peter 3:8-15a For the Lord a day is like a thousand years, everything in its time. We wait.
In what ways do we need to grow in order to be ready to embrace Christ’s coming in our lives? What are the valleys and mountains that need to be smoothed over in our spiritual lives? In what ways are we too full of bitterness, unforgiveness, and hostility to embrace Christ’s presence? In what ways are we needing to have jealousy and selfishness burned away so that we might be purified? What has to happen so that we may rejoice in these purifying times rather than to be complaining and blaming God for our troubles? How do we grow so that waiting on Christ becomes a source for growth rather than a cause for resentment?
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