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ADVENT: GOD’S ADVENTURE INTO HISTORY <ul><li>Message One </li></ul><ul><li>When Life Seems All but Impossible </li></ul><u...
Thesis: <ul><li>The four gospels changed the world because God ushered-in the Savior of the world, so this same  gospel  i...
An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of  stress ,...
An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of stress, 5...
An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of stress, 5...
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1.  Wait  for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 ...
Point 1. <ul><li>The first purpose of Advent season is to get us back to  anticipation </li></ul>
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1. Wait for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 </...
Point 2. <ul><li>Often our faith is  curtailed  because we are possessed of a “limitation theology,” and Limitation Theolo...
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1. Wait for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 </...
Point 3. <ul><li>Zechariah may have just been going through the motions, but the motions set him up for the  miracle </li>...
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you  want  to show you what you need </li></ul>
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><l...
Point 4. <ul><li>The second purpose of Advent season is to get us back to the  grace  of God </li></ul>
Definition: <ul><li>Grace  is when God empowers you to be faithful even though you have failed, and then rewards you for y...
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><l...
Point 5. <ul><li>The purpose of grace is to reconcile relationships and bring  rejoicing </li></ul>
Point 6. <ul><li>Only those who  trust  get to give a testimony </li></ul>
What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. ADVENT: GOD’S ADVENTURE INTO HISTORY <ul><li>Message One </li></ul><ul><li>When Life Seems All but Impossible </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 1:5-20 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Thesis: <ul><li>The four gospels changed the world because God ushered-in the Savior of the world, so this same gospel is able to change our lives during Advent season </li></ul>
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of stress , 5-6 </li></ul>
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of stress, 5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Others have been helped but you are still hurting , 7 </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis of Living When It’s “Too Late” <ul><li>1. The outside is fine but the inside is full of stress, 5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Others have been helped but you are still hurting, 7 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Lack of blessing is mistaken by others as lack of spirituality </li></ul>
  6. 6. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1. Wait for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Point 1. <ul><li>The first purpose of Advent season is to get us back to anticipation </li></ul>
  8. 8. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1. Wait for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 </li></ul><ul><li>2. God will disrupt us in order to bless us, 12 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Point 2. <ul><li>Often our faith is curtailed because we are possessed of a “limitation theology,” and Limitation Theology truncates what God can do by what we believe is achievable or possible in our lives </li></ul>
  10. 10. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>1. Wait for God’s “and it came to pass” and God will appear, 8,11 </li></ul><ul><li>2. God will disrupt us in order to bless us, 12 </li></ul><ul><li>3. God uses your duty to set up your opportunity, 8 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Point 3. <ul><li>Zechariah may have just been going through the motions, but the motions set him up for the miracle </li></ul>
  12. 12. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul>
  13. 13. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><li>5. God speaks words about us that seem ridiculous to us, 13 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Point 4. <ul><li>The second purpose of Advent season is to get us back to the grace of God </li></ul>
  15. 15. Definition: <ul><li>Grace is when God empowers you to be faithful even though you have failed, and then rewards you for your faithfulness </li></ul>
  16. 16. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><li>5. God speaks words about us that seem ridiculous to us, 13 </li></ul><ul><li>6. Grace uses the promise to give you a purpose , 14-16 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Point 5. <ul><li>The purpose of grace is to reconcile relationships and bring rejoicing </li></ul>
  18. 18. Point 6. <ul><li>Only those who trust get to give a testimony </li></ul>
  19. 19. What to Do When Life Seems All But Impossible <ul><li>4. God uses what you want to show you what you need </li></ul><ul><li>5. God speaks words about us that seem ridiculous to us, 13 </li></ul><ul><li>6. Grace uses the promise to give you a purpose, 14-16 </li></ul><ul><li>7. God gives you praise in the present to erase pain from the past , 25 </li></ul>

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