Arrival

A Story of Three Christmases

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” Ebenezer Scrooge Passage: Luke 22:16

He Is Coming

Passage: Revelation 12 John 14:1-3 Three Big Ideas: Jesus came and the victory has been won. We can have peace. We have not been left alone. We can have hope. We should live in eager expectation that Jesus is coming. We can have joy.

He Comes

Passage: Colossians 1:24-29 The mystery kept hidden for generations . . . Christ in you: the hope of glory

He Came

Passage: Colossians 1:15-20 Who He is: The image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15, 19) The Firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15-17) The Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18) The Firstborn from among the dead (Colossians 1:18) Why He came: To reveal the Father (Colossians 1:15, 19) To restore creation (Colossians 1:16-20) To reconcile us to God (Colossians 1:20) What it means: We must reorder our lives. We must relinquish control. We can rejoice in Him. For further study: Practicing…

Longing

The purpose of longing Read: Psalm 13; Habakkuk 1:2; Hebrews 11:13-16 Every longing is a reminder that we are waiting on God. Have you considered what your unfulfilled longings are about? The pitfall of longing Read: Ecclesiastes 2:1-9; Psalm 73:25; Psalm 63:1 Our attempt to satisfy our longings with anything other than God How have you fallen into the pit? What are you pursuing to satisfy your longing that can never bring ultimate satisfaction? The promise of longing Read: Luke…