3rd Sunday in Advent

Sermon scripture: Psalm 126

2nd Sunday in Advent

Sermon scripture: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Remember God’s past mercy (vs.1-2):

I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. Jeremiah 29:14

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Psalm 32:1

Listen carefully to God’s Word (vs.8-13):

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
Isaiah 32:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17

Psalms for Advent – 1st Sunday

Sermon scripture: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Advent According to Isaiah: A Child

Sermon scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16

Ahaz refuses a sign from the Lord – 7:10-13

The sign of the child Immanuel – 7:14-16

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”,
(which means “God with us”).
Matthew 1:22-23

Advent According to Isaiah: His coming kingdom of Perfection and Joy

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Sermon scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10
Sermon point: The transformation of the land

Advent According to Isaiah

Topic: The Peaceable Kingdom

Sermon scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10
Sermon point: By Knowing the Prince of Peace

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
    
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Sermon point: Understand the Source of Peace

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Isaiah 61:1
    
Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.
2 Samuel 7:16

Sermon Point: They/We needed to Experience the Restoration of Peace

6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
    and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
    their young will lie down together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
    and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
    on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

Advent According to Isaiah: Three Key Events

Sermon scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5
Sermon point: God’s government will be established in the last days
God will have three primary purposes for establishing His kingdom on earth