Talk Notes

Pastor Jim Moss – Advent: Our Ultimate Home

December 1, 2019

Revelation 21:1-8

Advent is:

  • Expectant waiting
  • Hopeful anticipation
  • Joyful preparation

Advent is about the past, present, & the future

  • Commemorating the birth of Jesus
  • Welcoming God into our everyday lives
  • Preparing for Christ’s second coming

The New Jerusalem – Revelation 21:1-8

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” 5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega―the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. 8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars―their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history, you will find the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. The Apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth “thrown in:” aim at earth and you will get neither. – C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity

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Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday

October 6, 2019

9am Tulsa Ballet

 

Twice a year, we cancel our church services to go and be the church in our city. It’s one of our favorite times of the year! We’ll gather in the morning to get in our teams, eat a quick breakfast, then disperse for a morning of service outreach.

Common Good Community Center – Myers City Group

Doing repair and cleaning work at the new community center in Eugene Field.

Delivering Tacos to the Homeless – Travis Rempel

Delivering breakfast tacos and praying with the homeless downtown.

Eliot Elementary – Matt & Lindsay Nelson

Light work projects at a midtown elementary school.

Emergency Infant Services – Move In – Broughton City Group (Saturday)

Helping them move into their new building.

Gift Baskets Around Tulsa – Hannah Demuth

Shopping for gift baskets to deliver to local agencies making an impact around town.

Goodie Bags for the Homeless – Paige Acklin

Shopping for, putting together, and handing out goodie bags for the homeless.

Home Repair – West Tulsa – Rose/Sise City Group

Home and yard repairs for an older, disabled woman.

Home Cleanup – Blind Woman – Moss / Main City Groups (Saturday)

Blind woman’s home repair and general cleaning.

Hope Is Alive – Yard and Home Maintenance Mens Home – Guthrie City Group

Yard and home maintenance at a local men’s recovery home.

Hope Is Alive – Meal with the Residents – Guthrie City Group (September 29th)

Having a meal with residents from a men’s recovery home.

Letters to Incarcerated Women – Karen Workun

Writing letters of encouragement to women in jail.

Letters to Veterans – Bethany Martin

Writing letters of appreciation and delivering them to local veterans.

Laundromat Outreach – 61st and Peoria – Rincker City Group

Handing out quarters and fellowship with local residents at the laundromat.

Making Blankets for Child Abuse Network – Beck City Group

Making fleece blankets for the children.

Nursing Home – Villages at Southern Hills – Williams City Group

Visiting and hanging out with nursing home residents.

Phoenix Rising Library Remake – Whitlee Douthitt

Library set up and mural painting at an alternative school.

Prairie Rose Retirement Home Party – Jon Grogan

Fellowship and playing games with retirement home residents.

Prayer Walk Around New Building – Dianna Potts

Walking and praying in the 51st and Peoria area.

Trash Cleanup at Turkey Mountain – Main + Tapley City Groups

Cleaning up trash at a local nature park.

Turley AG Cleanup – Mewbourne/Genske City Group

Cleaning up at a local church in north Tulsa.

Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch – Moss City Group

Indoor and outdoor work projects around the ranch.

Words of Affirmation Posters for Schools – Bethany Martin

Writing positive affirmation posters to hang in the bathrooms of local schools.

Yard and Porch Cleanup – North Tulsa – Bayne City Group

Much needed yard cleaning and porch painting at a single woman’s home.