The long-expected Christ brings… 1. Consoling Peace 2. Overflowing Gratitude How should we wait for Christ now?
We enter the kingdom by... 1. Rejecting our excuses 2. Seeing our neediness 3. Being compelled
We deal with our guilt by… Seeking God’s Attention Appealing to God’s Character Desiring God’s Glory
Because God is everywhere-present and everything-knowing, He …. Knows humanity’s sinful condition Dispatches his word to sinful places
We speak for God and His truth… Under conviction In controversy With confidence
Who Jesus is and what Jesus does should cause us to 1. Believe in him. 2. Marvel at him. 3. Honor him. 4. Love him.
God’s presence with his people I. Brings them near (v. 1-4) II. Makes them strong (v. 5-9) III. Grants them significance (v. 10-12)
God's character is on display in I. His creative power (v. 6-9) II. His sovereign rule (v. 10-17) III. His attentive care (v. 18-19)