December 6, 2020

 

Prelude

 

Welcome - Jason B?

 

Call to Worship:  Jeremiah 31:10-11 (NLT). Jason B?

 

Prayer:   -  Jason B?

 

Light the Advent Candles - Logan & Jamie?

 

Song  

Song.  

Song. 

 

Announcements & Prayer: -  

 

Scripture reading:  Romans 13:1-7 - Todd M.?

 

Children Church dismissed

 

Sermon: Jesus is the Light of Our Security

 

Song. 

 

Confession of Faith - Communion

 

Communion

 

Closing Prayer

 

 

 

Weekly Scripture reading

 

Monday – Nehemiah 4

Tuesday – Nehemiah 5

Wednesday – Nehemiah 6

Thursday – Nehemiah 7

Friday – Nehemiah 8

Saturday – Nehemiah 9

 

Waiting

 

[T]here was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God… —Luke 2:25-26 NLT

 

Simeon had been waiting. How long he had been waiting, we don’t know. But God had assured him he would live to see the One promised through the prophets who would bring deliverance and restoration to Israel. Simeon knew God well enough to know that He keeps His Word. Simeon had no doubt that what the Spirit had revealed would come to pass. So, during a dark period in Israel’s history, he waited patiently, expectantly, eagerly! And he was not disappointed.

 

Like me, you have undoubtedly found yourself waiting a lot this year. But what have we been waiting for? The pandemic to be over so we can get on with life? The political and social turmoil to pass so we can establish a new normal? Or have we been watching with anticipation how God is going to accomplish His Kingdom purposes through these unusual circumstances? Has it piqued your interest in the promise of Christ’s return?

 

While God has given me no assurances that I will live until Christ’s Second Advent, I choose to be like Simeon, waiting eagerly and expectantly, because I, too, know that God keeps His Word. What He has promised will come to pass. Will you wait with me?

 

Betsy Eyestone develops promotional and training materials specifically for equipping the local church for international student ministry in the Philippine context. Learn more at worldventure.com/jbeyestone

 

 

 

 

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