Advent 2019

Service Times
SUN
Worship
Sunday, 9:30 am
Advent Readings and Discussion
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Daily Readings
Advent-Restoration Promised: Readings

Day 1: Genesis 1:26-31  Listen to the Sermon (Click here)


Day 2: God’s Presence Genesis 3:8-9  Presence Lost Genesis 24:1-2

Have you ever had someone close to you go away? What was it like when they were gone? How did communication with them change? How do you think it felt for Adam and Eve when God was no longer able to walk with them in the garden? 


Day 3: God’s Provisions Genesis 1:29 Provisions Genesis 3:17-19a

What would it be like if food just grew in your back yard? In what ways would your like be different? What does it take to keep food on your table? Does it match what the Bible says it will be like?


Day 4: God’s rule over man Genesis 2:15-17 Rejection of God’s Will Goodness lost Rom 7:14-25

Man was created as morally good but ever since their rejection of God’s will sin has reigned in man instead. In what ways can you identify with what Paul is saying in Romans 7? How should this fact effect of prayers and reliance on God’s help in being good?


Day 5: Man’s rule over the earth Genesis 1:28    Genesis 9:2

God put man in charge of the world but since man rejected God’s rule over him nature likewise has rejected man’s. How has this fact made your life more difficult?


Day 6: Man’s Life Genesis 2:7      Life Lost Genesis 3:19  

Man was given the literal breath of God for life but as a consequence of sin death now reigns. Man broke the unity with God by disbelief in God’s authority. What hope does man have in a world like this? Is there anyway humankind can fix a problem of this magnitude?  


Day 7: Promise Gen 3:15    I John 3:7-8

What does this promise mean for Adam and Eve? Can you describe in one Word what it would give them? Does it give you the same things?

Advent-Blessings Restored: Readings


Day 8:  Genesis 12:1-7 Listen to Sermon (Click here)


Day 9:  Genesis 3:17 Curse Pronounced  Genesis 12:1-3 Blessing Promised

God pronounced a curse on Adam because he didn’t listen. The curse affected all humanity but hope is on the horizon through blessing. Who pronounces blessing on Abram? What does Abram need to do to receive it? Describe a time when you were blessed because of faith?


Day 10:   Genesis 3:24 Land Lost   Genesis 12:1; Genesis 13:14-18 Land Promised

Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden, the land God had made specifically for them, and placed them in it. God promises Abram land, who does God say will receive the land? In what way does this promise involve you?

  

Day 11:  Genesis 12:2 Name is Exalted Genesis 15:1-6 Legacy Exalted

Is it possible for you to be well known by your own strength, to have a popular name and to leave a legacy through your children? In Genesis 12:2 Abram’s name is going to be exalted and in Genesis 15:1-6 Abram will have an incredible legacy. How is his name exalted and what makes his legacy so incredible? What is the greatest legacy you can leave behind?


Day 12:   Genesis 17:15-17       Genesis 21:1-3        Hebrews 11:11-12 Gift of Life

Why would God chose a couple that was so old? Abraham’s body was as good as dead, do you consider your body as good as dead? What does Jesus say in John 14:6 is the only true way to live and come to God? What kind of life has God brought to your body?


Day 13:  Genesis  15:6    Romans 4:19-25  Righteousness Credited

Abraham’s faith was in God’s ability to bring life to his lifeless body and God credited Abraham as righteous. Righteousness was placed in Abraham’s account, it was not something Abraham earned. What does Paul say is the credit given to those who believe? Can man earn this credit? What impact does this have on you knowing you do nothing to earn the blessing of salvation?


Day 14:   Genesis 22:15-18   Blessings Spread  Galatians 3:13-16

God confirms His promise that Abraham will be blessed and his seed will be blessed. The blessing spreads to all mankind. What does Paul say in Galatians 3:13-16 is the reason for the spread of the blessings? How does someone receive the promise of the Spirit? Have you prepared your heart for the coming of the Lord through trusting He is the seed who redeems us from the curse?