Today, the Wolfe’s hosted, Justin read the story, and Simeon preached.
David is still living in the cave with his men and they are hungry. They went to a rich farmer named Naval who lives nearby and he doesn’t help them, but his wife, Abigail does! Abigail sends food back with David and when Naval finds out, he has a heart attack and dies. Abigail then marries David.
“Jesus Creed” by Scot McKnight
Scot McKnight talks about believing, abiding, surrendering, and restoring.
This is the third week of Advent and the theme is joy. Gaudete! (rejoice!)
What does joy mean?
- happiness (a lot of it)
- happiness and peace
- a deeper happiness
- a state or way of being
Joy is more than just eating a good burger or seeing a beautiful sunset. You can’t just be joyful on command.
Where does joy come in Scripture?
- Mary’s Magnificat
- Paul’s epistle
- Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again, I say, rejoice!
- Mary’s Magnificat; Luke 1:39-55
- Luke 2:25-33
In these passages, Mary, Elizabeth, and Simeon are happy/joyful because they are part of God’s plan.
God is doing something that is bigger than us and it is for everybody!
Everyone has known Jesus is coming, but actually getting to personally be apart of the plan is truly amazing.
We should look for personal ways that help us feel more connected with God.
People who live the Jesus Creed will be restoring, “putting things back right”
We want to restore relationships with people and God. Apply the theme of restoring to yourself! Finally, we read Psalm 51.