Good morning! It’s December!! Today, the Wolfe’s hosted, Justin read the story, and Simeon preached. Big crowd today.
King Saul is jealous of David who is now in charge of 1000 soldiers. Saul threw a spear at David, but missed. He tries to kill him several other ways too, but never succeeds. Then David marries the king’s daughter, Michael. Jonathan helps David run away from Saul. David cuts a piece of Saul’s robe in a cave and Saul forgives David, but David and his men still don’t trust Saul.
“Jesus Creed” by Scot McKnight
We looked at the theme of surrendering today and talked Advent. This is the first Sunday of Advent. We focus on the coming of Jesus.
What does surrender mean?
- give up
- lay down
What context do you use it in?
What pops into your mind when you hear the word?
- the hymn–I Surrender All
The word surrender is only found in the Bible a few times.
Josh read Mark 8:34-38
Surrender is submission to God’s will which we do daily when we say the Lord’s Prayer.
- Mark read Mark 8:27-33
- Stephanie read Luke 18:18-30
You have to give it all to God!
Do you want to surrender?
- We read Philippians 2
God won’t ask you to do anything He wouldn’t do.
God will act as our Father. He knows what makes us happy. He knows what’s good for us.
How does this tie back to Advent?
This week’s theme is hope.
The Baby already came to Earth and now we’re waiting for Him to come back again!