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The Prophet -Jesus is Coming (Part 2)

December 9, 2018 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Advent Season 2018

Topic: The Prophet -Jesus is Coming (Part 2)

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What made Bethel a unique place for the message of God through Amos?
  • Explain the significance of Amos 3:7-8. Do we approach God’s Word as a message He wants us to receive? How does this affect our reading?
  • Describe Simeon’s relationship with the Holy Spirit. Do you have such a relationship? What stood out to you about his message and why?
  • Explain how Jesus was a prophet with a message in the story of John 4. Has God ever led you to speak into someone’s life- if so, describe this experience. How receptive are you to a prophetic word into your life?

Message outline

Title: The Prophet -Jesus is Coming (Part 2)

Series: Advent Season 2018

Text: Key Passage- 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Main Idea: Knowing God as He Knows Us!


  1. An Unexpected Prophet (Amos 3:1-15)
  • Amos was a shepherd and keeper of figs who received a Word from God (7:12-16) and goes to Bethel to share it.
  • Bethel-a place where God meets with humanity resulting in Worship; a Holy Place
    • The place were Jacob removed idols to worship God alone (Genesis 35:1-15)
    • The place were Jeroboam restored Idols (1 Kings 12:23-33)
  • Where two walked in agreement, the relationship has changed (3:1-10). Judgment is coming (v. 11) and marginal will be saved (v.12). There is no were to escape (13-15)
  • NOTE: 3:7-8 -> the Prophet speaks what he has received because God wants us to know and understand!


  1. The Unexpected Prophecy (Luke 2:22-38)
  • Joseph and Mary take their firstborn, baby Jesus, to Jerusalem in obedience to the Law of Moses for purification and presentation at the Temple (Vv. 22-24)
  • Simeon, a man who the Spirit was UPON, SPOKE and LED him into the Temple that day praises God for Jesus and speaks prophetically to the family (Vv.25-36).
  • NOTE: 2:36-38. What would daily rhythms of worship, fasting and prayer allow you to see and accomplish?


III. The Prophet & Prophecy We Need (John 4)

  • A prophet is sent with a message to a woman in Samaria (4:1-6)
  • Unsure why this random Jew is hanging out by the well asking for a drink, this woman is curious and engages Jesus more. His words are walking around the walls of her heart (Vv.7-15)
  • His Word pierces into her heart, confirming He is a Prophet with a Message for her. She let her walls crumble with affirmation what Jesus was saying-letting go in order to receive God’s love (Vv.16-30) and it spreads (Vv.39-45)

More in Advent Season 2018

December 23, 2018

The King -Jesus is Coming (Part 4)

December 16, 2018

The Priest -Jesus is Coming (Part 3)

December 2, 2018

Jesus is Coming- Are Your Ready?