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Advent- Hope

BIG IDEA: CHRISTMAS IS THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

1. THE WORLD IS A DARK PLACE, WE ARE HELPLESS TO CHANGE IT


KEY SCRIPTURES:


Matthew 2:16-18 (NIV)  

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

2. THERE IS HOPE BECAUSE THE LIGHT HAS COME TO US


Matthew 4:16 (NIV)

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”


ACTION STEPS

1.  FIND HOPE in the truth that God stepped into our dark world and overcame with his light!

2.  READ the Christmas stories this Advent

·     Matthew 1-2 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=MATTHEW+1-2&version=NLT

·     Luke 1-2 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=LUKE+1-2&version=NLT

·     John 1 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=JOHN+1&version=NLT


3.  LET JESUS WORK THROUGH YOU to make you light to a dark world. You can bring hope to people in this dark world.