Advent 2020: “A Cry For Wisdom”

Led by Andrew Whiteside.

Click here to download the sermon notes handout for children.

Welcome & Advent Candle Lighting

Call to Worship: Psalm 111

Opening Hymn: IPH 328 O Come, All Ye Faithful

Prayers of Adoration and Confession 

Reading: Job 28:12-28; Colossians 2:1-10a

Reflection: O Come, Wisdom

Sermon: “A Cry For Wisdom”

Praise: IPH 299 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Prayers for Others

Closing Hymn: IPH 305 Angels From The Realms Of Glory



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Children’s Corner

On Christmas Day, we watched a story about three animals who saw Jesus in the manger – an owl, a squirrel, and a field mouse. Why did the owl reject Jesus? What did he trust in most?

What or who do you trust most?

Discussion & Application

Where do you tend to search for wisdom? Who or what are you most confident in when it comes to asking for advice or counsel?

In Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). They are not merely things to acquire, but rewards enjoyed as a consequence of growing in our relationship with Jesus, depending on Him in any and every situation. Think of one situation in your life right now where you need wisdom. What specific things can you do this week to seek Jesus and depend on Him in that situation?

Reread Colossians 2:1-10. According to Paul, what results when an entire community relies on Christ for wisdom, knowledge and understanding? Consider our own church community, giving thanks to God for where you see evidence of these things and praying into areas where we can grow.