Our Longing Hearts
Topic: Advent Passage: Galatians 4:1–4:7
During the Christmas season, we all seem to find ourselves entangled in receiving shopping lists for the naughty and nice, senseless purchasing of more and more unnecessary stuff, and participating in an endless stream of work and family parties. For some it is a thrill while others find themselves suffering from seasonal affective disorder, active grief, debilitating panic, PTSD and a whole host of other emotional issues that are thrown into a season of expected joy.
There has got to be more to this season… right?
Well, deep in the heart of every human being, there is a longing for freedom, rest, restoration, and ultimately, a longing for true and lasting joy. We all desire to be caught up in a greater story, one that is not whirling out of control, much like our lives, but is rooted in something, or Someone, that is unshakeable. Someone that understands our longings, our hopes, our desires, our need for wholeness, both now and for eternity.
|November 30, 2014||Galatians 4:1-7|
|December 7, 2014||Our Desired Freedom||Ephesians 2:1-10|
|December 14, 2014||Our Finding Rest||Hebrews 4:14-16|
|December 21, 2014||Our Needed Hope||Luke 2:22-32|
|December 24, 2014||Our True Joy||Luke 2:8-20|