Connection Points 12-10-17 (Mark 1:1-8)
Promises Kept! You just can’t get around it during Advent – God keeps His promises. God speaks through the prophet Isaiah announcing that He will send a messenger to prepare the way for the Messiah. Sure enough, in today’s reading from Mark we find John the Baptist doing just that. There are many attributes to describe God. He is almighty, all knowing, and full of love and mercy. At this time of year, the thing about God that always catches my attention is that He keeps His promises.
We live in a world where keeping promises seems to be less important every day. People are willing to sacrifice faithfulness in order to get ahead and protect their own interests. However, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, may we be reminded that we have a God who keeps His promises. God kept His promise to you – His Name is Jesus!
Connection Point Discussion Questions 12-10-17
- Read Mark 1:1-8 & Isaiah 40:1-11
- What stuck with you from the reading, sermon, or devotion this week?
- What comfort can we find in knowing that God always keeps His promises?
- Scripture reminds us that all the promises of God are “Yes” in Christ. What do you think that means?
- What evidence do you see in the world today that “keeping a promise” does not mean what it used to mean?
- What makes keeping a promise difficult sometimes?
- Can you think of any “promises” that we sometimes think God has made, but in reality has not?