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Advent 3: Behold

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Advent 3: Behold

  1. 1. The Way We Look
  2. 2. Advent: The Church’s Mirror
  3. 3. How Do I See Me? How Do Others See Me? How Does God See Me?
  4. 4. John the BapDst
  5. 5. Your View of Self + Your View of Jesus = Your Character
  6. 6. “This was John’s tesDmony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” John 1:19
  7. 7. “I bapDze with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes aUer me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to unDe.” John 1:26
  8. 8. Unworthy? • I despise myself Or • I disregard myself
  9. 9. “I care very liYle if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. ” 1 Corinthians 4:3
  10. 10. Your View of Self + Your View of Jesus = Your Character
  11. 11. “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
  12. 12. Fearless Confident Approachable Non-­‐Judgmental Resilient
  13. 13. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” C. S. Lewis
  14. 14. Advent: The Church’s Mirror

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