We tend to be impatient people, but as God’s people we need to learn to… … wait; because God’s time isn’t our time.

God’s promises do not pass away
  • Psalm 148: 1-5

Celebrate the birth of our Savior with this hymn, “Il Est Ne (He Is Born).

God’s Promises
  • Promises to Abraham – Genesis 12:1-3 and Genesis 15:5
  • Promise to Moses – Deuteronomy 18:18
  • Promise to David – 2 Samuel 7:16
  • Isaiah’s prophesy – Isaiah 9:6-7
Why was it the “fullness of time”
  • Politically – “Pax Romana,” the Roman Peace
  • Culturally – Greek Language and culture brought an element of cohesion to the Roman Empire
  • Spiritually – The Good News was able to spread rapidly
His kingdom is not an earthly one
  • John 18:36
  • Luke 17:20-21

Promises are being fulfilled in two installments… now … but not yet

With Jesus, the kingdom of God really did start… but did not finish

  • Ephesians 1:13-14

God’s gift to us… “Love Came Down at Christmas.”

When Jesus returns we will have the fullness of our inheritance.  In the meantime we need to keep on waiting.

  • Revelation 22:7
  • Revelation 22:12
When God?
  • 2 Peter 3:8

In the fullness of God’s time, we will see the final instalment of all that God has promised us.

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