The season of Advent is a season of waiting, of expectation, of hope. The people of Israel had been waiting on a promised Messiah for hundreds of years. Many lost hope and wondered if God was going to come through on His promises. Like the Israelites, many of us have lost hope because our current circumstances are overwhelming. We’ve been waiting on God to answer, but the silence seems deafening. This series explores the plight of specific characters in New Testament (often finding our story inside their story), and discover that the birth of Jesus means there is HOPE FOR EVERYONE.
December 7 / Week 1 – Dealing With Disappointment
Big Idea: Even when things don’t go our way, we can remain hopeful because of hope Christ brings to us.
December 14 / Week 2 – Unexpected Purpose
Big Idea: God brings purpose to our life in the most unexpected places.
December 21 / Week 3 – Facing Your Fears
Big Idea: Every page of Scripture reveals that God is with us wherever we go, so we do not need to be afraid in any situation or circumstance.
December 24 / Christmas Eve – Hope Has Come
Big Idea: While we are often told not to “get our hopes up”, because of Jesus we can have renewed hope and believe that what He brings to us is far better than we could ever hope for!
December 28 / Hope For Everyone
Big Idea: From the moment Jesus was born, a message was communicated that there is hope for everyone. We see an angel first appear to the shepherds (the poor and lowly), and then a star leading the wise men (magi), who were wealthy scientists.