The Old Testament promises God is going to send a great hero who will be the key to God's plan for solving the problems man's rebellion has brought into the world. And, Luke is writing to prove Jesus is that hero and that what happened to Jesus is part of the way God is fulfilling those promises.
To make his case, begins with John the Baptist.
During our main service this Sunday we are going to look at how John the Baptist helps us be more certain that Jesus is the Messiah the Old Testament promised.
In Equipping Hour we are going to continue talking about how to be a friend who makes a life-changing, eternal impact in the lives of others. So, big stuff!
Come ready! Come praying! Come expectant!
I've included some things in the sermon brief document that I think will help you and your children benefit from the message this Sunday. Check them out. Print out what's helpful. Or perhaps you can come up with a better plan yourself. For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word, "Spirit." To encourage them, my wife Marda will have some treats afterward.
Welcome, Announcements and Call to Worship
Scripture Reading (Isaiah 32) and Pastoral Prayer
Preaching of God's Word: "How to Identify the Messiah" (Luke 3:15-17)