Advent 2014: Preparing for the Christ
Hope: Double Obedience to a Single Hope
I. Double Obedience
A. Joseph and Mary obeyed.
B. Simeon obeyed by trusting God's promises.
II. God and waiting.
A. Sometimes hope fades as time passes.
B. The Holy Spirit helped Simeon's obedience increase as time went on.
III. A single hope (JESUS) that's real and lasting.
A. It's easy to say Jesus gies us real hope.
B. It should draw us closer over time.