Sharable notes for the December 9, 2018 message. You can post these notes on your social platform!
Scriptures used: 1 John 3:1-3; Luke 2:25-33; 2 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Proverbs 13:12
The great commission, making disciples of Jesus, is what we are called to do as we wait for Jesus to come again.
In Jesus first coming he came to offer an opportunity for individuals to become new. In His second coming He will make all things new.
Waiting is difficult. In the waiting we build walls, become angry, tired, discouraged, our hope wanes, we blame others, we become centered on self, indifferent/apathetic, and we lose our passion.We have to guard ourselves in the waiting.
The big key for us in the waiting is for us to not leave His presence, to serve God night and day, to fast and pray.
Passive waiting is dangerous, because in the passivity we can give up. We need to wait eagerly because then we wait with expectancy and anticipation, looking for what we wait for.
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