Come to Bethlehem | Dec 1st
The Greatest Time & Truth
We typically think `Responsibility` but Christmas is about Relationship – Pastor Bill
The Christmas season has major elements that we need in the Christmas Story, that the Spirit makes alive to us.
There are words we think differently about than how God thinks about.
Hope to us is a wish. To God, hope is a seed.
When God gives hope it is for certain of an expectation. For us it is, I know He said it, I know He’s developing it, I know He’ll do it and in time I’ll see it, is hope.
Hope (on God’s terms) is a deep expectation that a seed has been planted and in enough time it will reveal itself. Hope is dependent on the faithfulness of God, believing that what He started, He will finish.
Hope = Seed
Proverbs 13:12 (NKJV)
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
Luke Chapter 2:25-32 (NKJV)
Simeon Sees God’s Salvation
Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.