Advent 3 Luke 2_41-49 Alan Shelby Main 121309

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Advent 3 Luke 2_41-49 Alan Shelby Main 121309

  1. 1. ADVENT: GOD’S ADVENTURE INTO HISTORY<br />He Must Be Crazy!<br />Luke 2:41-49<br />
  2. 2. Thesis:<br />The only way to be ready for the Second Advent of Christ is to allow him a first advent into your life<br />
  3. 3. F.A.C.E. Faith<br />F—Flexible<br />A—Adaptable<br />C—Compatible<br />E—Endurable<br />
  4. 4. Hothouse Faith<br />Always climate-controlled<br />
  5. 5. Rigid Faith<br />Like a stone wall<br />
  6. 6. Evangelistic Faith<br />Builds a bridge<br />
  7. 7. I. A Stirring Evaluation, 41-42II. A Shocking Realization, 43-45III. A Sobering Confrontation, 46-49<br />
  8. 8. I. A Stirring Evaluation, 41-42II. A Shocking Realization, 43-45III. A Sobering Confrontation, 46-49<br />A. The Events Following His Birth: Mandate, 41<br />B. The Events Fulfilling His Bar Mitzvah: Motivation, 42<br />
  9. 9. II. A Shocking Realization, 43-45<br />A. The Relationship That Had Been Loved, 43-44<br />
  10. 10. II. A Shocking Realization, 43-45<br />A. The Relationship That Had Been Loved, 43-44<br />B. The Fellowship That Had Been Lost, 45<br />
  11. 11. Point 1.<br />When you lose the acknowledgement, appreciation or awareness of God’s presence, you also lose his power<br />
  12. 12. III. A Sobering Confrontation, 46-49<br />A. The Steps That Must Be Retraced, 46-47<br />
  13. 13. Point 2.<br />If you want fellowship with the Son, go to the Father’s house<br />
  14. 14. Revelation 2:4-5<br />Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works;<br />
  15. 15. Point 3.<br />Relationship is God’s part, but fellowship is my part<br />
  16. 16. Incarnation<br />God has entered his own creation just in time<br />
  17. 17. Galatians 4:4<br />But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman,<br />
  18. 18. 2 Corinthians 5:17<br />Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:<br />
  19. 19. 1 Chronicles 4:10<br />Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!<br />

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