“Advent is Here Bringing Hope” sermon on Dec 23rd

Sermon Notes

“I’m bursting with God-news;
    I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
    I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
    the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
    on those who are in awebefore him.
”     Luke1:46-50  The Message

#1 But look at their hope.  It is hope in God.

#2 Their hope is in a God who meets them where they are.

“He bared his arm and showed his strength,
    scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
    pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
    the callous rich were left out in the cold.” 
  Luke 1:51-53 The Message

#3 If Christ – not Caesar – is King, then there truly is hope for everyone.