Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Day 7- December 3, 2011 Saturday

-Advent means "coming"

-Let's look back at Jesus' sermon on the Mount to know how we should live, empowered by his Holy Spirit, until Jesus comes again.

-What is God like? God is like Jesus. Well what is Jesus like? Jesus is like his sermon on the Mount.

Matthew 5:17-20
17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19 So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
20 “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

-Sometimes we separate the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New. But they are the same God, it is Jesus.

-Why do we have the Advent season? To remember why Jesus has come into the world. So, we remember the God who fully accomplished the purposes of the law. So now we live like him, through his power, for the Father's glory, and we accomplish the purpose of the law in his name. We are "doing what the Bible says" when we love, know, follow, and live like Jesus.

Merry Christmas

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