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Unexpected | Advent 2020
What do we do when the unexpected happens? How do we respond when our world is rocked? The Bible is full of stories where people experienced God through unexpected events—biblical characters whose ideas about God and their plans for the future were challenged and disrupted, yet they were surprised by God’s faithfulness, mercy, and love after a period of waiting. What can these stories teach us? In our Advent 2020 series, we look at four different stories that can shine light into our darkness as we look forward to the coming of the Messiah. Join us this Advent as we reflect on what it means to wait on God when our plans fall apart.
Sermon Title: Expect the Unexpected
Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1-5; 15:4-5; 16:1-4; 21:1-5; 22:1-2, 15-18
God’s redemptive plan begins with a call for one man to leave the familiar so that he can bless the world through his offspring. Ultimately, it’s through this nation that God will save the world through Jesus the Messiah. Abraham and Sarah were not perfect, but they were people of faith. Listen as Pastor David invites us to believe in the God who meets us where we are and blesses our messy lives.