Loving God, Serving Others
Current Sermon Series:
The Great Launch
Continuing Jesus’ Mission
December 3, 2021
December greetings, People.
What a time to be alive. I feel like the old Dickens quote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
We’re into Advent and the Christmas season, but some are still in the hospital, others have family struggles and our society seems bonkers, government included. Can we hold on to God during these days? Who else do we have? If we don’t have God and his goodness, we might go bonkers ourselves. Trust in God! He never fails. Bad stuff may happen: Jesus even promised it (“In this world you’ll have trouble, but take heart: I have overcome the world.”). When troubles come, double down on your nearness to God. He can take your complaints, your woes, your struggles. Remember that he was tempted in every way, just like we are; but was without sin. He can both identify with your struggle and help you to not sin in the middle of it. Call out to Him. This Sunday, Rick continues his Ace teaching on studying the Bible. Our Advent Offering for the South Pacific boat project continues: make checks to CCC and put ‘advent offering’ in the memo line.
We have communion at the end of the service, and we’ll look at the topic of Peace for advent message number two. Peace in the world really starts with peace WITH God. We’ll see how God secured that in the message.
Remember: we celebrate this season the fact that God came near to us in spite of our sin to save us from sin’s effects. Merry Christmas!
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