Big Truth:

Jesus Followers Wait With Purpose

Titus 2:11-14; Leviticus 19:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Jude 21; 1 Corinthians 1:7

Bible Verse:

“Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God…”

2 Peter 3:11-12a

Big Ideas:

  • Waiting for Christ’s return reveals God’s patience toward us.
  • Jesus followers are diligent to live holy lives.
  • Jesus followers wait well for Christ’s appearing by waiting on mission.

Bible Passage:

Hebrews 9:24-28; 2 Peter 3:8-18


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.