Advent: The Unfolding Mystery

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Advent: The Unfolding Mystery

This morning we are beginning a series of sermons to run through the Advent and Christmas season looking at the unfolding mystery of Christ. Advent involves both remembrance and anticipation as we look back upon the first arrival of Christ in human history and await his second coming to complete and consummate his kingdom with the new heavens and new earth. This time of remembrance and anticipation is a time of waiting, reflection, contemplation and hope. We look back and we look forward. This morning we are going to look back at the beginning of this mystery at the Fall of humanity and ask the question what is wrong with us and with the world? This sets the context, the scene for God to take initiative, to take action and to give us hope. We will explore this from two perspectives this morning. First we will look at the consequences of our rebellion. We will explore the comprehensiveness of sin from spiritual, psychological, relational and physical angles. Then we will look at our second point, the commitment of God.

This morning we are beginning a series of sermons to run through the Advent and Christmas season looking at the unfolding mystery of Christ. Advent involves both remembrance and anticipation as we look back upon the first arrival of Christ in human history and await his second coming to complete and consummate his kingdom with the new heavens and new earth. This time of remembrance and anticipation is a time of waiting, reflection, contemplation and hope. We look back and we look forward. This morning we are going to look back at the beginning of this mystery at the Fall of humanity and ask the question what is wrong with us and with the world? This sets the context, the scene for God to take initiative, to take action and to give us hope. We will explore this from two perspectives this morning. First we will look at the consequences of our rebellion. We will explore the comprehensiveness of sin from spiritual, psychological, relational and physical angles. Then we will look at our second point, the commitment of God.

January 1, 2017

Proclaiming the Mystery

Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Passage: Acts 17:16–17:34

December 25, 2016

The Mystery Fulfilled

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Topic: Christmas Passage: Colossians 1:13–1:20

December 18, 2016

The Arrival of the Mystery

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Topic: Advent Passage: John 1:1–1:4, John 1:9–1:18

December 11, 2016

The Hope of the Mystery

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Topic: Advent Passage: Psalm 96

December 4, 2016

Understanding the Mystery

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Topic: Advent Passage: Exodus 1:15–2:15

November 27, 2016

The Beginning of the Mystery

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Topic: Advent Passage: Genesis 3:8–3:24

December 8, 2013

Above All

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Passage: Ephesians 1:15–1:23

November 17, 2013

Gospel-Centered Prayer

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Advent: The Unfolding Mystery Passage: Ephesians 1:15–1:23

October 6, 2019

Embracing the Struggle

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 7:13–:20

September 29, 2019

Is God's Law Good?

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 7:7–:12

September 22, 2019

The New Way of the Spirit

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 7:1–:6

September 15, 2019

Two Destinations

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 6:20–:23

September 1, 2019

What "Being In Christ" Looks Like

Speaker: Rick Koconis Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 6:12–:14

August 25, 2019

Ultimate Liberation

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 6:6–:11

June 30, 2019

Depravity of man and the Holiness of God

Speaker: Elder Vic Headley Passage: Ephesians 2:1–:3, Isaiah 6:1–:5

June 23, 2019

Gospel Peace

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 5:1–:5

June 16, 2019

Resurrection Hope

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 4:18–:25

June 2, 2019

God's One Story

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 4:9–:12