+ First Sunday in Advent +
29 November 2009
Ready for His Coming
"...so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints."
We can be ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus by welcoming Him as He chooses to come to us with His gifts of humility and love.
1. Ready for His Coming by Humility
a. Christ humbled himself and became obedient even unto death
b. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
2. Ready for His Coming by Love
a. God will fulfill the promise He has made; Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely
b. Increase and abound in love for one another and for all
3. Ready for His coming by welcoming Him as he chooses to come to us
a. “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
b. Word and water, bread and wine.