advent - week 4 - the giving of love
ADVENT – 4 THE GIVING OF LOVE
People don’t know how we feel unless we _______ _______.
1 John 4:9 “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.”
Love _________________ is love ___________________.
When we __________, we _________.
Feeling means _____________ without _______________.
1 John 3:18 (NLT) “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”
Love that is _____________, is a love that makes a ____________.
An _____________ love shown through ____________ action.
1. Stop & __________ ___________ for giving his love!
ADVENT - WEEK 3 - The Anticipation of Joy
Advent - Week 3 - By Pastor Landon Henry
The Anticipation of Joy
- Happiness is an _________that must be _____________.
- We are unable to _____________ ______________the gifts that matter most.
Luke 2:8-14 (NIV) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
1. The gift of God is ___________.
Galatians 4:3-5 (NLT) And that’s the way it was with us before Christ came. We were like children; we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
2. The ____________of Jesus brings joy.
Psalm 16:11 (NLT) You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
- This joy is more than _____________, it’s ________________!
3. The joy of Jesus is _______________.
James 1:2-3 (NIV) Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
How do we live IN and live OUT this joy?
- Establish a _______________of being with God.
Mark 1:35 (NIV) Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
- Stand firm on the ______________of God.
Matthew 13:23 (NIV) But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
James 1:22 (NIV) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
- Surround yourself with the __________of God.
Galatians 5:13 (NIV) You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
John 15:11 (ESV) These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
ADVENT - WEEK 2 - The promise of peace
ADVENT - WEEK 2 - By Pastor Landon Henry
The Promise of Peace
Advent: Coming; Arrival
Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love
1. For many of us, peace is the _______________ of something in our lives.
- Situational peace.
Philippians 4:7 (ESV) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2. There is a peace available that _______________ situational peace.
- Shalom: Whole, Complete
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Mark 4:38 (ESV) But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
Mark 4:39 (ESV) And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:40 (ESV) He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Mark 4:41 (ESV) And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
3. Peace is the product of ___________________.
Revelation 20:22 (NIV) He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
ADvent - Week 1- The thrill of Hope
The Thrill of Hope
ADVENT - 1
By: Pastor Landon Henry
Advent: Coming; Arrival
The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices. – Oh Holy Night
Advent: Coming; Arrival
Hope, Peace, Joy, Love
1. We look back in ___________________.
John 1:14 (ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son [a] from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (MSG) The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.
- God is always doing so much _________than you think He is.
- Celebrate _________!
2. We look forward in ________________.
John 14:1-3 (NIV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if
I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Revelation 22:12-13 (NIV) “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Revelation 22:17 (NIV) The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Revelation 22:20 (NIV) He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
- Find your _____________in Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:18 (NKJV) Therefore comfort one another with these words.
3. We join in ________________.
“Advent prepares not just for the first coming of Christ to Israel, or even the second at the end of time. There is a third coming between these two in which Jesus comes in spirit and power for our rest and consolation.” – St. Bernard of
John 14:23 (NIV) Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
- His victory is_______ ________.