Peace Fosters Perseverance
God’s work in us is a ______________________________.
So what are we supposed to do in the meantime?
Faithfulness means keeping your ________________________ by following Christ in all weather.
“… surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” Matthew 28:20.
“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right; for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up,” Galatians 6:9.
Be about preparation, ________________________________.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.
Hope in God’s Possibilities
There is peace in pesevering as ______________________________ and you can have it today. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:7.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”Romans 15:13.
Some ideas adapted from Robert S. Crilley, “Just You Wait!” Sermons On The Second Readings, Series I, Cycle C, First Sunday of Advent.