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Join us this Sunday, November 29, for guest preacher
Eddie Brown’s sermon “For He is Good!” as we study Psalm 107.

It was November 7, 2000. Several college friends and I gathered around a flat-screen television in the apartment of my Resident Director. 
We excitedly awaited the results of the first national election in which we were able to vote.  Strange party for a college crowd, but it was a night I would never forget.  After hours of waiting, news anchor Dan Rather had an announcement, “Florida goes to Al Gore.”  Not long after, “Oops, maybe Florida has gone to Bush.”  And again, “It’s too close to call.” 

I probably checked CNN 100 times in the next 35 days, before finally the announcement was made: George Bush won Florida and would be president of the United States.  Those 35 days seemed like an eternity, as the nation waited and seemed to dive deeper into a divide of red and blue.

For centuries, God’s people waited to hear an announcement that would transform, not a nation, but the world. After 400 years of silence, the announcement came in a most unexpected way. Angels appeared to a priest, an unwed teenage mother, a carpenter, and a band of untrusted shepherds in the middle of the night. “The Prophet is coming, making way for the long-awaited King, Savior, and Son who comes to make Peace between God and man!”

Join us in December for our Advent Series, The Announcement, as we consider the world-transforming announcement of the angels of the coming of Jesus, God’s long-promised Son, the King and Savior of the world.

  • December 6: Announcing the Prophet (Luke 1:5-25)
  • December 13:  Announcing the King (Luke 1:26-38)
  • December 20:  Announcing the Savior (Matthew 1:18-25)
  • Special Service (TBD):  Announcing the Son (Luke 2:1-6)
  • December 27:  Announcing Peace (Luke 2:7-14)

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

Psalm 107:1-15 (ESV)

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
prisoners in affliction and in irons,
for they had rebelled against the words of God,
and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
they fell down, with none to help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and burst their bonds apart.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!

English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).