Sermon Series(Archived series are below)
A Long Time Coming
It’s hard to wait, especially living in a society that has become so accustomed to instant gratification. We even get impatient when we have to wait more than a couple minutes for our fast food order! This time of the year little children can’t wait for Christmas to finally arrive. For them it seems like forever.
Imagine waiting for something a whole lifetime and never receiving what you’ve been promised. That’s the story of millions of believers who have gone before us. Theirs is in an incredible story of trust and perseverance.
Then an angel appeared to a young couple. In an instant their lives turned upside down. What the world had been waiting for so long God was about to bring to fulfillment through them. What was it like to see the promises that so many had been waiting for being fulfilled before their very eyes?
In this series we’re going to relive the wonder of prophecy fulfilled as it was experienced by the participants of the first Christmas, and find encouragement for our own times of waiting on the Lord.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
|November 29-December 1||The King||Luke 1:26-35|
|God’s people were waiting for the promised King of kings. The king was the protector and the deliverer of God’s people. God came into the world so that he could keep his promise to protect and deliver you.|
|December 6-8||The Priest||Matthew 1:18-25|
|God’s people were waiting for the promised great High Priest. The priest was the representative of God before the people, offering the require sacrifices for their sin. Jesus came into the world to represent you in his life and his sacrificial death and bring you God’s promised salvation.|
|December 13-15||The Prophet||John 1:1-9|
|God’s people were waiting to a Prophet like Moses. The prophet brought God’s word to the ears of God’s people. God sent his Son into this world to reveal his truth that you might see and understand his promises fulfilled.|
|December 20-22||The Forerunner||Mark 1:1-8|
|God promised that he would send a forerunner who would prepare the way for the coming Savior by proclaiming our need for deliverance. How is God preparing your heart for your Deliverer?|
|December 27-29||The Fulfilled||Luke 2:25-40|
|Simeon and Anna give us a stirring picture of what it means to wait on the Lord and finally experience the joy of God’s promises fulfilled. How have you experienced the joy of God’s promises fulfilled?|
Sermon Series Archive
Each sermon series below includes a “Big Idea” overview and a weekly breakdown of Scripture references and points of emphasis. Go here if you are looking for the actual sermon documents.
- Buried Treasure
- Supernatural — Believe the Unbelievable
- My Christmas Playlist
- How to Survive the End of the World
- Bridging the Gap
- Me Without You
- Jesus Friend of Sinners
- Undiluted Gospel
- Life Under the Sun
- Catch the Wave
- He Moves Me
- The Journey
- thechurch.org / frequently asked questions
- When God Shows Up
- The Heart of the Matter
- Revelation Rewind
- Real People, Real Hope: The Psalms
- Church and State
- The Family of God
- People of the Book
- The Easter Effect
- For Me
- A Contrarians Guide to Christianity
- What Child Is This?
- Heaven & Hell
- Parables that Go Against the Flow
- A Time for Heroes
- Power-Packed Postcards for a Postmodern World
- Unmasking the Christian Atheist
- Radical Faith
- Capture the Meaning of Easter
- Charge Into Battle
- Me 2.0 – The Me I Want to Be
- Experience the Power of the Light
- God’s Love—Unstoppable!
- Defining Moments in Our Faith Life
- Finally Free!
- Invest for the Future
- God Wants SuccessFULL Christians
- Lessons from the Life of David
- 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe
- This We Know For Sure
- Sin is Real
- The Glory of God’s Grace