On this second Sunday in Advent, Dr. Luke Fetters speaks to us on Coming to the God Who Came to Us.
This is the first week of Advent and Pastor Mark Vincenti brings to us the theme of Preparation
Biblical Texts: John 1:9-12; Luke 2:1-7
EVERY ONE OF US & THIS CHURCH CAN HAVE A GROUND-BREAKING ADVENT SEASON BY BEING PROPERLY PREPARED TO RECEIVE FROM GOD THIS CHRISTMAS.
The season of Advent is about: P______________:
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…
“Let every heart prepare Him room!”
~From the Christmas Hymn, Joy to the World.
Unfollow (John 6)
Let me share with you the times and situations that people are most tempted to unfollow…
The moment of truth for the disciples (v. 67)
We need to keep coming back to this question, “To whom shall we _________?” (v. 68)
1. Our desire is to help you in your ________________.
2. Our desire is to equip you in leading your children in their _______________.
Join Pastor Gary as we look at an important outcome Jesus desires for us as followers of Christ:
Matthew 6, Mark 4:35-41
Why is this so important to Jesus, and why does he want this to be an integral outcome of being a follower?
Questions to ponder:
1. What will I do in light of this message?
2. What would I do if I was absolutely confident God was with me?
Two Big Questions
Key Scripture: Matthew 4:19 & 20
Pastor Mark Vincenti starts us off with a Creative Reading taken from the Introduction of Brian Houston’s book, “Live, Love, Lead.”
I. How do you become a follower of Jesus?
“Come follow me.” A_______________ his invitation. (Relationship)
“I will show you.” T_______________ Jesus to save and change you. (Transformation)
“Fish for people.” L________ on the mission He has for you. (Mission)
II. How do you grow as a follower of Jesus? (John 20:29)
Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas
“The goal here… (is) to feed our souls so we can know God in a new way, love him with every cell of our being, and then express that love by reaching out to others.”
(Gary Thomas, “Sacred Pathways,” pg. 30)