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ADVENT 1, Hope

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Date: December 2, 2018

Speaker: Mike Baker

Series: Advent

Category: Topical

Scripture: Luke 1:5–1:20

Tags: hope, Advent, hope in darkness

History of Advent:
Created in the 4thto 5thcentury
Latin word: Adventus – coming, arrival, presence
Greek word: Parousia – second coming

Importance of Advent
An antidote for business.
An Antidote for Idolatry.
An antidote for a weak spiritual life.

Why Advent Really Matters
Luke 1:5-20

"Genuine Hope is not blind optimism. It is hope with open eyes which sees sufferings and yet believe in the future." Jurgen Moltman – The Theology of Hope 

Hope in the midst of darkness

+ Slavery
+ Oppression of Women
+ Silence from God

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long;we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.] No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convincedthat neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35–39