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  • A Life Of Anticipation

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 15, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    A message to encourage us to live in anticipation of heaven and of God fulfilling His promises on earth.

    A Life of Anticipation Living in the hope God Offers Various Scriptures November 16, 2003 Introduction Today we finish our look at what it takes to have a life lived in the peace of God. We’ve focused on three strategies for living in the peace of God. First, we said we need to understand the more

  • The Miracle Of Anticipation Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    One of the most wonderful gifts of God is the gift of anticipation (hope). Anticipation transforms our waiting into a wonder filled experience.

    Mark 13:24-37 “The Miracle of Anticipation” INTRODUCTION Waiting is often the bane of our existence—waiting in an endless line, waiting while caught in traffic, waiting while someone gets ready. Waiting, however, with anticipation brings spice to our lives—waiting to open Christmas gifts, more

  • Anticipation

    Contributed by James May on Feb 3, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Anticipation can be a powerful force to make us prepare for the coming of the Lord, or it can be negative force to create doubt and fear! Either way, it drives us!

    Anticipation By Rev. James may Very early this morning I awoke to a single word going over and over in my mind. I immediately recognized it as a “Word from the Lord” because it was nothing that I had thought of or dreamed of that brought it forth. That single word was more

  • Simeon And Anna: Anticipation And Recognition Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Dec 23, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    A short talk for a Christmas Eve communion service on the anticipation of Simeon and Anna, and how they recongised the fulfillment of their hopes and dreams

    Simeon and Anna: Anticipation and recognition. Christmas Eve Communion service 24th Dec 2004. Lk 2:21-40 ANTICIPATION It¡¦s almost Christmas day! - anticipation - bet the kids will be up¡Know or early o have you ever snuck downstairs to look at presents? „X Bike! Find out it¡¦s not for more

  • You Are Allmost There Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 16, 2017

    We are almost there - to experiencing the heart of Christmas – to experiencing a miracle laying in a manger, to being touched by the Spirit of Christmas so don’t give up, don’t try to speed it up the miracle, instead cherish the moments that lead up to th

    Opening Video Illustration: Christmas gifts Series: Simply Christmas Our goal in this series is to challenge all of us to simplify Christmas and get back to what makes Christmas a matter of the heart – which simply is experiencing Jesus the one born in a stable, laid in a manger, and wrapped in more

  • Be Prepared - Watchful Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The hope and anticipation of Jesus’ return motivates us to be watchful and to live each day of our lives as a faithful servant of God.

    Matthew 24:36-44 “Be Prepared—Watchful” INTRODUCTION Jesus is coming again! Not only is this the subject of the gospel text for today, it is also the great hope of the Christian Church. We as Christians hope and we anticipate Jesus’ return with an eager longing. Anticipation can be life more

  • Anticipating Grief

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 18, 2010

    A grief anticipating what will happen is difficult, but can be handled if we ask and accept forgiveness. When the grief is fulfilled, then we are ready to do what our hearts tell us. God suffered anticipating grief and so understands.

    Only someone who has done some grieving can help those who now grieve. A hundred "I’m sorries" and a thousand "I know how you feels" are worthless when you feel profound grief. You need at your side someone who has been through loss. And if yours is anticipating grief; that is, if yours is the more

  • Advent: Utterly New Anticipation

    Contributed by Joe Harding on May 20, 2005
    based on 9 ratings


    ADVENT: UTTERLY NEW ANTICIPATION ISAIAH 2: 1-5 NOVEMBER 28, 2004 INTRODUCTION: In the late 19th Century in America, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for Christ’s Second Coming. One such prophet was an Adventist leader William Miller (1782-1849). And it is more

  • Anticipation

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Dec 20, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    Simeon lived his life in anticipation of the coming Messiah. At Christmas, we are reminded that we should live a life of anticipation of an eternity with Jesus when He comes the second time.

    Anticipation Luke 2: 25-35 . My name is Simeon, and I have lived my life in anticipation. I would like to share my story with you this morning. . I am Jewish, a descendant of Israel. A citizen of the nation of Israel. . What that means is that my forefathers were called out by God to be a more

  • Responding To God's Announcement PRO Sermon

    Contributed by Sermon Research Assistant on Dec 13, 2023
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon explores God's faithfulness, His perfect timing, and the transformative power of humble obedience, as exemplified in Mary's encounter with the angel Gabriel.

    Welcome, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I am so glad you have chosen to join us today as we gather around the Word of God, as we open our hearts to the divine whispers of His wisdom and love. Today, we find ourselves standing on the precipice of a grand narrative, a story of divine more

  • Expectation Series

    Contributed by Mac Hammond on Sep 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    It’s important we understand the role that our expectation has as it relates to becoming content in whatsoever state we’re in, gracefully waiting until the Lord’s Word is performed in our lives.

    A. This is the fifth installment of our ongoing series entitled “Graceful Waiting.” We’ve been talking about how the unfolding will and blessing of God doesn’t happen instantaneously; it takes place through a process of time, and therefore, we must learn how to be content while we wait on the Lord. more

  • Anticipating Christmas

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Nov 29, 2016

    The Birth of Jesus was foretold centuries before He was born.

    Anticipating Christmas November 27, 2016 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: The Birth of Jesus was foretold centuries before He was born. Focus Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7 Introduction: For the past several years, I just haven’t been in the more

  • Christmas Lessons

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Nov 14, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    While the Christmas story gives us the events of the birth of Jesus, it also gives us lessons to learn which can be beneficial for all of us.

    LUKE 2:1-7 CHRISTMAS’ LESSONS I. ANTICIPATIONS: * A. Aliens. B. Adolescents. C. Aged. III. ANGELS: ** A. Adaptability. B. Amount. C. A cappella. III. APPRENTICESHIPS : *** A. Acceptance. B. Adversity. C. Attainment. Besides the birth of the Baby Jesus, what other things does the more

  • Anticipating Immanuel: A Journey Of Hope In Advent Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Dec 14, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    Our hearts are filled with anticipation, and our spirits are attuned to the profound hope that Advent brings. Our focus turns to the central theme of this season—the coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

    Anticipating Immanuel: A Journey of Hope in Advent Introduction: Dear brothers and sisters, grace and peace to you on this blessed Sunday of Advent. As we gather today, our hearts are filled with anticipation, and our spirits are attuned to the profound hope that Advent brings. Our focus turns to more

  • The Big Story: Nunc Dimittis Series

    Contributed by Danny Davis on Feb 7, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The last of Luke's four songs celebrating the incarnation of Christ is the Song of Simeon. The righteous priest long anticipated the birth of the one who would bring salvation to the Jews and to the whole world.

    Introduction Well, I was really thinking about another carol for all of us to sing together this morning but I thought maybe I would give you a break. The only reason is because I want your voices rested so you can join us for caroling at the Golden Living Center and Bristol Manor after church more