Big Truth:

Jesus Followers Wait With Prayers

Mark 14:38; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Romans 12:12; Psalm 42:8; James 5:13; Proverbs 15:29; Matthew 21:22

Bible Verse:

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” 

1 Peter 4:7

Big Ideas:

  • Jesus is coming soon.
  • Our waiting is empowered by our prayers. 
  • Jesus followers wait well for Christ’s appearing when we cry, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Bible Passage:

Revelation 22:10-21; 1 Peter 4:7; Luke 21:34-36


Remember to Anticipate

Advent is a special celebration and contemplation of the coming of Jesus Christ that Christians participate in during the Christmas season. Advent literally means “arrival” or “coming”. During Advent season God’s people remember and rejoice in Jesus’ first coming to save his people from their sins, while at the same time long with anticipation and expectation for his return. Advent centers on Jesus, the saving Son. He alone is the one true King!

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Every student should know that:

  • Jesus came and is coming again. 
  • At Advent, we remember His first coming to anticipate His return.
  • We are called to wait faithfully for Jesus.

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Every student should strive to:

  • Wait with purpose for the return of Christ.
  • Memorize the Bible Verse each week. 
  • Tell someone else about the King who came and is coming again. 

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Every student should feel:

  • Longing within their soul for the King.  
  • Dissatisfied by the things of the world.  
  • Awe and wonder that the King has come and is coming again. 

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Every student should want to:

  • Trust Christ in the everyday struggles of life. 
  • See and seek Jesus more than anything else this Christmas season.
  • Tell others who are lost about the good news of the King.