Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Advent - mid week 3

Father, may the coming celebration of the birth of Your Son bring us Your saving help and prepare us for eternal life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.

The prophet Zephaniah calls us to rejoice for God is in her midst. The theme of rejoicing is found in this third week of Advent. The theme says, ‘Joy to the world, for the lord is Coming” Christmas joy happens at the coming and the appearing of Jesus Christ. We rejoice in anticipation of His coming. It is a time of excitement of the one who is to come. The prophet encourages us

1. To sing and shout!
A. You have the victory – Vs.15a
B. You have God with you – Vv.15b, 17a
C. You have no fear – Vv.15c, 16b
2. God is Happy with you!
A. Because you are His people
B. Because you love and serve Him
C. Because you do His will
3. Our reasons to rejoice – God is in your midst!
A. God is with you
B. God is for you
C. God is in you

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