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Your Kingdom Come - CCiL Sermon Series Resources






Your Kingdom Come
An Advent and Christmas Sermon Series Resources

To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is … to be fired by a great vision, and to live in the interval between its initial and final realization.

The King is coming. Jesus Christ has come and will come again. This is the hope of the Church whom He purchased with His blood. Jesus’ coming is the eager expectation and desire of His people. It is our joy because He is our treasure and greatest good. This is the theme of “Advent,” formed from a Latin word meaning “coming” or “arrival.” It’s the traditional celebration of Jesus’  first advent in humility and the anxious awaiting of His second in glory. The season is a time for remembering and rejoicing, watching and waiting.

Christ has made it possible for us to live patiently in a world of impatience
Stanley Hauerwas

The Advent season officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues until Christmas Eve or Day. Advent is a significant time in the life of the church. Advent is a time of waiting. Advent is patience. In reflecting on Advent, Theologian Stanley Hauerwas says "God has made us a people of promise... Christ has made it possible for us to live patiently in a world of impatience." It’s an opportunity for believers to remember God’s promise to send One who would overcome sin and death forever. God promised a Savior, and He kept that promise perfectly.

Your Kingdom Come
As we look forward to remembering Jesus' second coming during Advent and celebrating his birth during Christmas, we look back to the hope-filled promises in Zechariah about the LORD’s reign, return and the arrival of his Kingdom, manifested in all its glory here on earth.
 


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Sermon Series User Guide

In order to prepare our key leaders for the new sermon series, we have put together this clear, complete and definitive guide to the sermon series so that leaders can fully deliver the aims of the sermon series.

 

Notes on Zechariah 


Summary notes on Zechariah: The Bible Speaks Today Commentary, taken from London City Mission, Urban Mission Course.
 

Service Planning Resources

 
Watch this video by Keri Lim, Tim Lau and Wien Fung with your whole Sunday Service Team and get everyone on the same page or start a discussion by email to share your thoughts with the rest of the team!
 

Powerpoint Slides

Advent Resources

Tearfund Advent Prayer Journey
Evangelical Alliance Advent and Christmas Resources
Evangelical Alliance Advent Prayer Guide
 

Teaching Video Clip

Christmas starts with Christ clips... there is a controversial one in Premier news - the Mulberry Handbag ad, where they replace Jesus in the nativity story with a Mulberry handbag!? However, Christmas Starts With Christ have added in the line "What are you worshipping this Christmas?" at the end. Great opportunity for the church family to be having conversations about what their friends think Christmas is about and what we believe it's really all about...
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