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1 “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

2 Advent “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

3 The Importance of Rest “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

4 What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done when you’re tired? “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

5 Losing our sense of Kairos “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

6 Kairos - a special moment, not just a timeline “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

7 The ancient Greeks would have called a soul inattentive to spiritual matters as “asleep” “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

8 Leon’s Scariest Moments The Watch Night “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

9 What bother staying midnight? “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

10 Romans 13:11-14 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

11 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

12 not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

13 St. Augustine - hears children Samuel Taylor Coleridge - “It Finds Me.” “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

14 Paul was addressing the urgency of the coming of Christ. Christians had gotten complacent “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

15 vs The full realization of salvation at the 2nd Advent of Christ “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

16 vs The contrast between night and day “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

17 vs Put aside the deeds of darkness and put on light’s armor “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

18 vs Put on Jesus Christ “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

19 Some Thoughts... “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

20 The future has already invaded the present “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

21 When we try to make our own future we run the risk of making our “goodness” an idol “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

22 If our desire for “love” in the world is not tempered by the hope of God’s final redemption it can become nothing more than ideological tyranny “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

23 Bad Things Komos, Methe, Koite, Aselgeia, Eris & Zelos “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

24 Revelry Drunkenness Infidelity Shamelessness Contention Envy “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

25 Paul’s Message: “Be Up Before The Day Breaks!” “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

26 It’s time to stop sleep walking and live like Jesus is coming because he is/has. “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

27 We live in the overlap between the old and the new, between the resurrection and the hopeful future of Advent. “Before we get into the Scripture today, we need a little bit of background on the context within which the Apostle Paul was writing the letter.”

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