"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

December 16, 2018

This Sunday our advent series continues with a third reason God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus was born to call sinners to repentance (Luke 5:27-32).

“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).”

In the incarnation, God showed up in person to make His final appeal to a world of sinners. We could add a new verse to O Come, All Ye Faithful.

O come, all ye sinful, stubborn and rebellious
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
“Come!” He is calling, born to seek and save us
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord

Kenny Clark will be preaching and Jeffrey Hubbard will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? Would you pray that those the Lord is calling to Himself on Sunday would hear and respond like Levi did in our passage: “Leaving everything, he rose and followed him.” And pray that those of us who have already responded to God’s call would be encouraged to persevere on the path of repentance and faith.

See you Sunday!

 

Advent Song Link of the Week:

Hope for Everyone (Matt Maher)

Hear the angels sing
There’s hope for everyone
To announce our King
There’s hope for everyone
What good news they bring
There’s hope for everyone
Angels sing
There’s hope for everyone

They came from afar
There’s hope for everyone
Wise men saw the star
There’s hope for everyone
Shepherds heard the choir
There’s hope for everyone
From afar
There’s hope for everyone

We are waiting on the promise
For the One who lights the darkness
Bending low to be among us
Bring Your glory in the highest, Jesus

Come let us adore
There’s hope for everyone
On the manger floor
There’s hope for everyone
What are you waitin’ for
There’s hope for everyone
Come adore
There’s hope for everyone

We are waiting on the promise
For the One who lights the darkness
Bending low to be among us
Bring Your glory in the highest, Jesus

Come then, on the clouds
There’s hope for everyone
Hear the trumpets sound
There’s hope for everyone
All of heaven shouts (Heaven shout)
There’s hope for everyone
On the clouds
There’s hope for everyone

We are waiting on the promise (Jesus)
For the One who lights the darkness (Jesus)
Bending low to be among us (Jesus)
Bring Your glory in the highest, Jesus

We are waiting on the promise (For the One who lights the darkness)
For the One who lights the darkness (Bending low)
Bending low to be among us (Bring Your glory in the highest)
Bring Your glory in the highest, Jesus (Jesus)

All of heaven shouts
There’s hope for everyone
Heaven shouts
There’s hope for everyone
Heaven shouts
There’s hope for everyone
Heaven shouts
There’s hope for everyone

Categories: Sermon Prep (LM)