Advent 1

Today this finds us in Matthew 21 v 1-11 Here’s my advent talk outline.

Here we have a donkey. Really nothing more grand?! The first truly public acknowledgment of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah and He comes, as anticipated in a way that seems, frankly, a little bit silly.

If God can use a stinky little donkey in the triumphant fulfilment of His incarnation plan then there’s encouragement for us concerning God’s plan for you and I.
Wider than this…..what might the learning be?

1. Selected
By plans long previously made, and now accurately fulfilled.
John 15 v 16, Ephesians 2 v 10

2. Sanctified
For a purpose and with a loving if unseen plan….. 1 Peter 3 v 15 “Always prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have!”

3. Satisfied
Complete in God and God alone! All by grace through faith. Romans 12 v 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.

You and I have been invited by Him to fulfil a part of His plan prepared in advance for you. Let that be part of your Advent encouragement.

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