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Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble

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Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble

The coming of Jesus affected a first-order reversal of all previous arrangements – an altogether new creation out of nothing. This expectation was announced by the prophet Ezekiel ahead of time: “Things shall not remain as they are. Exalt the low, and bring low that which is exalted” (Ezekiel 21:26). Indeed, the post-Christmas world is something entirely new. It is a world where the last are first and the first last (Matthew 20:16). Nowhere is this more evident than in a theme woven throughout the entire Bible: a child supernaturally born from a barren womb. Sarah. Hannah. Elizabeth. Even more so, Mary. These women and their stories are a powerful reminder that salvation is by grace. It is God’s doing. Therefore, it only comes to the humble. The only thing you need to enter God’s upside-down kingdom of grace is need. Each Sunday during Advent, we will emphasize a different theme – a lesson we learn from the lives of these women of faith. This Christmas, may the rearranging truth of the gospel rearrange you.

December 31, 2017

A Lesson in Peace

Speaker: Brandon Lutz Series: Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble Passage: Isaiah 54:1-10

December 24, 2017

Mary: A Lesson in Love

Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble Passage: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55

December 17, 2017

Elizabeth: A Lesson in Hope

Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble Passage: Luke 1:5-15, 18-20, 57-58, 67-79

December 10, 2017

Hannah: A Lesson in Joy

Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1-10; 18-20–2:1-10

December 3, 2017

Sarah: A Lesson in Faith

Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Advent 2017: Grace to the Humble Passage: Genesis 11:27-30, Genesis 15:1-6, Genesis 18:10-14, Genesis 21:1-6