Jesus . . . the Source of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

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19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross    ― Colossians 1:19-20

 

The Old Testament is a story of frustrated hope, peace, joy and love. It begins by telling us that humans were created in the image of God. But it was not long before we humans sinned, and were kicked out of paradise. But along with the word of judgment also came a word of promise—God said that one of Eve’s descendants would crush the enemy.

Throughout this month as we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we will be identifying and talking about the concepts of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love that were lost at the Fall and restored by Jesus as we experience Him personally.  I hope you will join us each Sunday morning. . . and be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

Date                                                       Title                                                 Scripture

December 03                      The Prophets Offer Us Hope                          Isaiah 7:10-15

December 10                      The Angels Offer Us Peace                              Luke 2:13-15

December 17                      The Shepherds Offer Us Joy                         Luke 2:8-12, 16-20

December 24  Morning          The Father Offers Us His Love               Matthew 1:18-25

December 24  Evening           Come to Bethlehem and See                Micah 5:2, Luke 2:15-16

December 31                      His Name Shall Be Called Jesus          Matthew 1:18-21, Luke 2:21