Rev Andy Nixon

All in Good Time

January 28, 2024

Series: Resolute

One of the overlooked attributes of our ancestors is that they waited. Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, knew what it was to wait for the birth of a son. Israel knew what it was to wait for the coming of the Messiah. Although at times God moves in a rapid way (the miracles of Jesus) often God moves in time. This week, practice waiting - otherwise known as patience - and in patience we will find a Biblical virtue our grandparents knew well.

The Extra Mile: Flashback to last week :) Nehemiah’s family was part of the people of Israel who were forcibly taken to Babylon. Babylon captured Jerusalem in 587 B.C. and Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem around 445. B.C. That means Nehemiah’s family live in Exile for 6 generations? Again, time to our ancestors was different than for us. What are we praying for that is generational rather than instant?

Scripture: Luke 1:67-80