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John Hall - December 20, 2020

December 20, 2020 "Gloom or Glory"

This weekend as we prepare for Christmas we are going to walk through Revelation 21:1-3. This text, no doubt, is one of the mountaintops in the Scriptures. We see the glorious hope that we have before us. The vision that God gives us in this passage is almost unspeakable. It’s important to remember that the book of Revelation was written to real churches in the 1st century that were struggling deeply with the reality of being faithful in a broken and fallen world. With evil both outside the church and in the church it’s easy to let all the gloom of this world captivate our hearts. The question that we must ask ourselves as we continue to walk as the church between Christ’s first coming and His second coming is, “Will we be gripped by the gloom or by the glory?” What or who captivates our hearts will direct our worship and our mission!

Scripture References: Revelation 21:3

From Series: "All is Calm, All is Bright"

For the last six Sundays in 2020 and the first Sunday of 2021, we are going to study the final seven passages of Scripture that are part of our church “Fighter Verses” memory program. We thought that in this time of chaos and uncertainty the best thing that we can do is to try to get God’s Word deep into our hearts and lives. We are doing so that we might help each other be filled with peace and hope in these crazy CoVid times. So, would you be willing to join us in this? Would you take up the challenge to memorize some or all of these passages? Would you be willing not only to finish 2020 by kneading God’s Word into your heart and mind and life, but to get a jump on 2021 with the comfort, encouragement and hope of the Scriptures? Here is a list of the verses that you as individuals or families can learn and share together so that we as a church family might see, savor and share the all-surpassing worth of Christ!

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