TurningPoint Community Church
The Gospel of Advent -- Part 1
Keep The End in Mind
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  • TurningPoint Community Church
    1039 22nd St NE, Auburn, WA 98002, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • TurningPoint Community Church
    Sunday 10:00 AM
• A good look at the end is essential for understanding the beginning.
• One of the loud messages we celebrate in Advent is that God keeps His promises.
• Jesus came lowly, but He will return exalted and be worshipped by all.
• At Advent, we celebrate the emptying of the God-man and His exaltation, and that at His return, He will make all things new.
1) To view the end at the beginning will make clear what it means to follow Jesus.
• Jesus was never looking for a crowd. He was looking for the committed.
2) Looking at the end teaches us how to live!
3) Looking at the end teaches us that to follow Jesus means to surrender everything to His Lordship in obedience and worship.
4) Looking at the end of all things teaches us how to live in hope.
5) A vision of the end of this age, and the beginning of the new age, teaches us to take our Christianity more seriously.
6) A great vision of the end of this age teaches us to watch and pray, so that we’re on the ready for the return of the King.
LifeGroup Questions:

1. Describe a memorable Christmas season in your past.

2. What do you personally find most fulfilling during the season when we celebrate Christmas?

3. How to you think early Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus?

https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas

https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/301-600/the-1st-recorded-celebration-of-christmas-11629658.html

4. How does Christ’s return shape your life in the here and now?

5. How does the idea of true allegiance to Jesus challenge you in your own daily discipleship?

Next Steps:

• I will mediate on what is means to watch and pray from the following scriptures: Matthew 24:42, Matthew 26:41, Mark 13:32, Luke 12:37, Luke 18:1, Luke 21:34, Ephesians 18:1, Colossians 3:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:6, Revelations 3:2-3.

• I will memorize Romans 12:12 this week.

• I will continue reading "The Gospel Of Advent" devotional guide daily this week.