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Long Awaited, Unexpected Good News

December 19, 2021 • Jon Furman • Good News

Christmas is a reminder to us that in even the darkest of times, the reality of Jesus is GOOD News that Brings GREAT JOY. After the year(s) we’ve had, be it personally or globally it seems we have been receiving a slew of bad news. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the Good News that Jesus brings.

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Sermon Notes - December 19, 2021
Good News: Long Awaited, Unexpected Good News - Luke 2:36-40 (NLT) - Jon Furman

Luke 3:34b-35 (NLT)
“This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. 35 As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.”

Luke 2:38 (NLT)
She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem.

Jesus offers towels to servants, not swords to slayers.

Daniel 2:44b (NIV)
“ …the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.”

Ezekiel 11:19 (NIV)
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

Application Points:
Crown Him King
Serve by Sacrificing
Worship While We Wait