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Advent Week One

Brandon Richardson, pastor of The Embassy, talks about waiting on this first Sunday of Advent.

Readings:  Luke 21:25-36, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Psalm 25:1-10, Jeremiah 33:14-16.

I Am Afraid

For some of us, it’s heights, for others, it’s snakes – there are all kinds of things we are afraid of. But of course there are even more significant things that instill fear in us, and sometimes it’s those fears that are the most difficult ones to acknowledge. What are you afraid of, and what happens when God enters the conversation?

Readings: 2 Kings 6:8-17

I Forgive You

If it’s difficult for us to admit our wrongdoing, it may be even more difficult to extend forgiveness to the one who has done us wrong. But Jesus saved some of his most pointed language for this very theme, reminding us of the central place that mercy must play in the lives of those who follow him.

Readings: Matthew 18:21-35

I Am Sorry

Oh boy, here’s one that just about nobody likes to say. For some reason, apologizing for something we have done wrong is just plain awkward. It requires that we admit our imperfection and put ourselves in a position of vulnerability. But at the end of the day, maybe it’s worth the effort.

Readings: Psalm 32:1-7

I Am Angry

We are emotional beings, there’s no doubt about it, but we tend to be more comfortable with some emotions than others. When it comes to a fiery one like ‘anger,’ many of us struggle with what to do with it. Let’s explore the idea of letting it out of its cage and what might happen as a result.

Readings:  Genesis 4:1-8