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Don't Wait for the Kingdom - See It !


First Sunday of Advent - November 28, 2021

As Advent begins, we look forward to the celebration of Jesus’ first coming to the world in the light of a text that promises his final coming. We, like the gospel writer, Luke, live in the time between these two “advents” of Jesus. Today’s gospel gives us guidance on how to live faithfully as we wait for Jesus to return. However, in this in-between time, it is easy for us to become distracted and lose sight of the promises of Jesus. Daily tasks and routines can lull us into apathy. Ease and success can allow us to ignore our spiritual needs. Struggles, setbacks, and disappointments can cause us to lose hope and fall into despair. But Jesus tells us we should not feel beaten down or defeated by the struggles of this world, but instead “stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).

Jesus goes on to say that there will be signs, signs of new life and growth, such as the sprouting of a leaf on a fig tree in the summertime. These signs are perceptible to us here and now. These signs help us know that God’s kingdom is coming. In fact, they remind us that in Jesus, God’s kingdom has already come near, and Jesus words will not pass away until this kingdom has fully come. We should live with our eyes focused on today’s signs that demonstrate God’s reign and trust that Jesus’ redemption of the world will one day be complete.

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2691 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, Florida 33909
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Wednesday - November 24

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Wednesday - December 1

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Ralph's Place
1305 Cape Coral Pkwy E.
Cape Coral FL 33904

 

Wednesday - December 8

Hurricane Grill & Wings
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Cape Coral FL 33991

 

Wednesday - December 15

Pine Island Getaway Cafe
5281 Doug Taylor Circle
St. James City FL 33956
 

Wednesday - November 17

The French Press
5789 Cape Harbour Dr. #101
Cape Coral FL 33914
 

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