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“The Waiting Room”

March 22, 2020 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Kingdom Vision 2020

Topic: The Waiting Room

“The Waiting Room”

-Pastor Damian Mericka / 22 MAR 2020

Series: Kingdom Vision 20/20

  1. Introduction
    1. Remember being a child in the waiting room of a doctor’s office.
      1. Were you anxious or afraid?
      2. How did you get through it?
    2. We are in a global waiting room under quarantine, waiting to find out how it is going to impact us. What are we to do while waiting in the Waiting Room?
  2. In the Waiting Room
    1. Daniel 7:13-18
      1. Daniel received vision of all kingdoms moving toward an eternal with a King above all Kings.
        1. Who does God tell Daniel will receive this Eternal Kingdom? (v.18)
      2. Jeremiah 29:1-14
        1. In a sense, Israel was among other conquered people in the Babylonian waiting room. What does God encourage them to do?
        2. How does submitting to Babylon, praying for the king impact God’s Kingdom?
  • Why would it have been hard for Israel to submit to Babylon?
  • Still in the Waiting Room
    1. Acts 17:22-31
      1. While many people and Nations, what does Paul say we all have in common as people?
      2. Why does God move people around (Nations rising / falling)?
    2. Romans 12:9-21
      1. What do Agents of Hope look like in the Waiting Room of the Roman Empire?
    3. Romans 13:1-7
      1. What did submitting to God look like for Believers then under Rome, and how does this look for us today in America?
      2. While in our current quarantine Waiting Room, how are we spending the time? Looking for distraction to pass the time? (See 1 Corinthians 13:11)
    4. Agents of Hope in the Waiting Room
      1. 2 Peter 1:1-15
        1. In a Roman Prison awaiting execution Peter encourages fellow believers to use the time to shine for Jesus.
          1. What advice does Peter give in Verses 5-7?
          2. Why is it so important to keep in His Word, Keep in Prayer and shining brighter for Jesus in times of waiting?
          3. What can happen if we neglect being in the word, prayer and growing in Jesus?
        2. When our Name is Called
          1. Until the Quarantine is lifted, any of us can have our name called and have our lives impacted by this virus.
            1. Is our faith in the world around us or God?
            2. Is our security in the things we had yesterday, or in the Kingdom that is Coming?
  • Is our identity in what we were working for or attained in this world, or in the Image for our King, Jesus?

 

May each of us utilize the time to feast on His Word, intercede in Prayer, and live out our Growing Faith as His Spirit shapes us to look more and more like Jesus.

In this Waiting Room may we be Agents of Hope, shining God’s love and invitation found in Jesus Alone.

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