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Join us this Sunday, December 15, at 10:30 AM, for “King With Us,”
the third sermon in our Advent series, Immanuel.

Our sermon series, Acts: Gospel Unhindered, will resume in January 2020.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES: IMMANUEL, God with Us:
Christmas is a season of with-ness. For some it’s a season full of being with others through office parties, church services, and family reunions around a tree. For others it’s a season of longing to be with loved ones who have passed, families they never had, or friends whose lives have taken them miles away.

In the being and in the longing, we experience a shadow of that for which we were created – to be with God. But because of our sin and brokenness, we find ourselves far away from the One whose presence is the ultimate source of joy in our lives. The good news of Christmas is that in the child born to Mary in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, the greatest of gifts has been given – “Immanuel: God with Us!” Join us each week in December, as we consider what it means to long for and ultimately experience “God with Us.”

Dec. 15 – “King with Us”, Isaiah 9:1-8
Dec. 22 – “Righteousness with Us”, Isaiah 11:1-16
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve @ Capital Oaks) – “Salvation with Us”, Matthew 1:18-23


To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:
 

Isaiah 9:1-8 (ESV)

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
and it will fall on Israel;

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).
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