God’s people were waiting for the promised King of kings. The king was the protector and the deliverer of God’s people. God came into the world so that he could keep his promise to protect and deliver you.
Scriptures: First Lesson: Hebrews 2:14-15; Gospel: Luke 1:26-35
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35
My Next Steps
Tension: Sometimes we wait a long time for God to come to our rescue. And then when he does, we’re not really ready for the way he chooses to rescue us.
Connect: God had promised a Savior through the offspring of the woman. Mary, like so many through the centuries, was eagerly waiting for the fulfillment of that promise. What were her thoughts when she found out that her child would be the long promised king? God gave her faith to humbly accept the role he had chosen for her.
Treasure to Share: “For no word from God will ever fail” (Luke 1:37).
Challenge: Christmas is coming. Once again, we have the opportunity to simply follow the cultural norms of buying, over-spending and busyness. Or we take the opportunity to declare a Kingdom that can’t be bought in a store – believing that Jesus changed everything when God gave us the gift of His Son. When we trust that Kingdom – it changes the way we give gifts, the way we love the world around us, and the way we worship the King. (Check out www.www.adventconspiracy.org)