What happens to wasted time? You know the time you waste holding on to things that hold you back. What happens to that wasted time? Normally it becomes regret in our life. But what if in the hands of Jesus nothing is wasted. What if God can redeem our wasted time? Listen as Pastor Ed addresses this topic.
All the things we hold on to are not equal in the ability to let them go. Today, Pastor Ed references the MeToo movement and talk about how hard it is to let go after being sexually assaulted or abused. There is hope to move forward with the help of Christ.
Pastor Ed continues the Burn the Ships series with a look at the "New" God has in store for us when we let go of what is holding back. The past shows up in the present and affects the future. We forget that. We hold on out of comfort or laziness, but God has something better in store for us.
Simeon's song is a song of hope. A song of God coming through on what he has promised to do. Too often Christmas is a time which is not filled with hope. So often we struggle this season with feelings of hopelessness. You think things will never change or improve. Never forget the baby of Bethlehem is Lord of all and walked out of the grave. Christmas is the birthday of Hope!!
Christmas seems filled with these people we call Angels. Famous Christmas movie lines are about angels. And it was the Angels who had an interesting message to relay. Christmas is about peace. Today, we learn about that peace and how important it is.