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We will be helping local families in need this Christmas so be sure to sign up to donate a gift HERE or grab a tag off the Christmas trees in our lobbies this Sunday and bring it back next week!
We are also collecting coats for the homeless in Camden, so bring your old coats for men, women and children to any FERVENT location by December 15th!
12/18 | The Foundry | 7PM
6th-12th Graders, come on out Every Wednesday Night and be sure to bring a friend!
Need to eat dinner first?
Come at 6:30 and grab two slices of pizza and a drink for $5!
12/21 | Voorhees Christmas Services | 5PM & 8PM
12/23 | Sewell Christmas Service | 7PM
We do Christmas BIG around here and as always, there will be a jolly guy for the kids! Be sure to invite your friends & family!
***Please Note: There will be NO Services in Voorhees on December 22nd***

Sermon Notes

Date: 12.08.19
Title: "The Waiting: Actions"


MAIN VERSE:
Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

“There is a difference between waiting on THIS and waiting on HIM."


Nehemiah 6:3-4 MSG
I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: "I'm doing a great work; I can't come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?" Four times they sent this message and four times I gave them my answer.

*Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

*Psalm 37:34
Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

*Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.


Three Statements:
• I will not grow weary in doing good.
• But for this purpose I came to this hour.
• I'm doing a great work; I can't come down.

Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG
Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Galatians 6:6-9 NKJV
Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

     

Talk-It-Over

Question: In regards to what you are waiting for, what makes waiting hard?  

 

Bible Verses Used in the Message:
Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

 

Nehemiah 6:3-4 MSG
I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?” Four times they sent this message and four times I gave them my answer.

 

*Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

 

*Psalm 37:34
Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

 

*Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

 

Extra Reading:
Book of Galatians Background: A letter to the Early Christian communities in Galatia by the Apostle Paul, a highly educated religious Israelite who converted to Christianity after killing Christians for their beliefs.  In this letter he was concerned about new converts being held back by Old Testament Laws.

 

Galatians 6:6-9 NKJV
Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

 

Question: After hearing the sermon and reading scriptures, what are your plans to help you not quit on waiting for the Lord in your life?

 

Question: Pastor Mike said, “If it’s not worth the wait, maybe it’s not worth the having.”  Do you feel like that’s true?  Is what you are waiting for worth it?

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