After Advent?

After Advent? – Conclusion

“AFTER ADVENT? – Conclusion” INTRO: After the first Christmas, until Jesus was 30 years old, He grew holistically – intellectually, physically, spiritually and relationally (Luke 2:52). In this concluding message, we’re going to focus on increasing in favor with God (Spiritually) and man (Relationally). Favor – kindness from another person, typically because of something in…

After Advent? – part 2

“AFTER ADVENT? – Part 2” INTRO: Luke 2:52 summarizes the focus of Jesus’ life after the first Christmas until He was 30 years of age. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52) Jesus grew holistically – intellectually, physically, spiritually and relationally. Holistic growth is synergistic, and…

After Advent?

“AFTER ADVENT?” Overview of the Christmas Story (Matt. 1-2; Luke 1-2). INTRO: Luke 2:52 summarizes Jesus’ life from age 12–30! For 18 years, Jesus “increased” – He grew, advanced, to be well along (He made good headway). HOLISTIC GROWTH (Luke 2:52): 1) Intellectually, 2) Physically, 3) Spiritually & 4) Relationally. The weakest link may hinder…