Advent 2015

notes from November 29, 2015 SUNDAY PM message

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Colossians 3:15-17 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

  • ADVENT: coming.
    • remembering hundreds & thousands of years God’s people waited for the coming Messiah.
    • how many hundreds & thousands will miss the 2nd Advent?

 

  • Advent is about a perspective of peace
    • peace rule in your hearts
      • peace with God (salvation)
      • peace of God (sanctification / contentment)
    • called in one body
      • Christ-mas draws togetherness and unity like no other season. May this reality ever increase in our church.

 

  • Advent is about an outlook of thankfulness
    • be thankful (6x in letter)
      • gratitude is a simple mark of those who understand the measure of grace that has been given through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    • singing… with thankfulness in your hearts to God
    • giving thanks to God the Father through him

 

  • Advent is about the word and worship (serious joy)
    • Let the word of Christ dwell richly
      • Read SPBC Advent book with scriptures & Christmas songs
    • singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
      • Gather in worship to sing and savor Christ

 

  • Advent is about all things
    • whatever you do… do in name of Jesus… giving thanks to Father
      • lots of traditions….
      • put Christ at center

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