Jerusalem (3 of 4) by Fred Michaux

This content is part of a series.

Jerusalem (3 of 4)
Series: Near
Fred Michaux
12/17-18/11

Opening

-recap series

You and I are desperate for the nearness of God. All of all the ways we hope to grow in this life…the physical proximity of our Heavenly Father is essential. This Christmas, our greatest present will be His presence.

-Near

• James 4:7-8
• Submit, resist, draw, cleanse, purify, mourn, weep, change, humble…
• …and he will exalt you…how…into His presence!

God is willing to do whatever it takes to be near to us…are we willing to do our part to step into His presence, the nearness of God on His terms!

1. The narrative…
2. The geography…
3. The texts…

Congregational settings that are community based, a local expression of The Church in a specific geographic location, promises to all who will come a nearness with God that our hearts are aching to possess.


The Narrative

-Luke 2:25-38

• Mary and Joseph with Jesus at Church
• God led Simeon to encounter Jesus at Church
• God led Anna to encounter Jesus at Church








The Geography…

-Exodus 33:7-11 (the tent)

-Exodus 40:34-38 (the tabernacle)

-1 Kings 8:10-14 (the temple) (1 Kings 9:3)

-Acts 2:1-13 (the temple…"all together" is not coincidental but causal!)

Are these the only places geographically where people encounter God? Certainly not! The prophets and judges in the Old Testament and the early apostles in the New Testament for example experienced God's presence away from congregational settings. In this series, we are challenging you to believe God wants you to have it all…every opportunity for nearness that is possible!

Where is our Jerusalem today?


The Texts

-John 14:20

-Colossians 1:24

-Ephesians 1:22-23

-Hebrews 10:19-25

Congregational settings that are community based, a local expression of The Church in a specific geographic location, promises to all who will come a nearness with God that our hearts are aching to possess.

Every enti ...


There are 4938 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.

Price:  $4.99 or 1 credit
Sign up for a Free Trial with SermonSearch.com and download this sermon free today!