* Advent 2013: What to Expect While You’re Expecting

Just as the characters in the Biblical narrative of Christmas were found waiting for their Messiah and were rewarded by experiencing his birth, so we also wait, expecting the consummation of human history.  We wait for nothing less than the return of the resurrected Jesus, the one true person who fulfills the desires of ages – coming to reign over all the nations and institute righteousness, forever in the earth.  And so, this advent we choose to look at what to expect as we wait expectantly.  The question we will try to answer is how do we wait for something so momentous as the return of Christ?

From of old no one has heard

or perceived by the ear,

no eye has seen a God besides you,

who acts for those who wait for him.   Isaiah 64:4

1. Chris Gilbert   “Expect Godlessness”  2 Timothy 3:1-17

2. Bonnie Gatchell  “Expect Birth Pains”  Matthew 24: 1-14

3. Alison Gerber  “Expect Victory”  Revelation 12

4. Bryan Bushong “Expect Jesus”  John 16:16-24