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Weekly Worship (Dec. 3rd, 2017)

////Weekly Worship (Dec. 3rd, 2017)

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This Week's Service

We know how chaotic life can become throughout the week. That’s why we make it easy for you to get a recap of Sunday Worship as a part of our Weekly Worship Series. Each week, you will find a recap of the previous week’s service including a full video of the service, a playlist of songs, quick hits from the message and scripture to reference in your daily walk with God.

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Scripture Readings

Isaiah 64:1-4
Mark 13:24-37

Message Recap

“Do You See the Signs?”

Getting ready for Christmas and trying to capture the Christmas spirit, we typically spend time looking backward. We have our family traditions. We’re nostalgic. We look to repeat or recreate things of the past. Even when we look for Jesus, we look for him as small, vulnerable, and in a manger. We may even call him, “Baby Jesus.”  While we may find the Christmas spirit, we rarely find lasting peace and joy. We long for a simpler time with simpler problems. We look for an escape from our daily reality. Our lives are often filled with pain, struggle, and uncertainty and we need Jesus to come into the present. To do that we need to look forward to when he will come again in all of his might and make sense of everything. Sometimes it is difficult to “see” him but in the coming weeks, we will find different “signs” that Jesus tells us about that point to his coming. This week’s sign is summed up in the phrase, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” While this feels like a cliché, it actually reflects Jesus’ truth when he says,

“But in those days, following that distress,

“‘the sun will be darkened,
   and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
   and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.” (Mark 13:24-27)

God certainly has a track record of this being true. At creation, he brought order out of chaos. In Exodus, he brings freedom from captivity. Ultimately, Jesus brings life from death.

Rick Warren wrote: “When you’re going through tough times, you need to look at what’s left, not what’s lost, and be grateful for it. No matter how bad things are, there are always thousands of things you can be grateful for. And no matter how bad things are, there is always the fact that you can be thankful to God just for being God. He has promised to see you through, to help you out, to strengthen you, to care for you, to do miracles, to answer your prayers. He’s promised that even when things don’t go your way, he can work it for good in your life.”

Do you see the signs?