Link to sermon audio: 12/17/17 sermon audio

Jesus came to deal with suffering and ultimately remove all suffering through the cross and resurrection.

1. Joseph – a type of Jesus

2. Story of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)

3. Perseverance in your life (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Discussion Questions
– Why is persevering a very important trait or quality of a Christian?
– What makes it difficult to trust God’s sovereignty?
– How are you allowing God to use you right now?


Connect with Us

– After service with our deacons to discuss serving opportunities and with our elders to ask questions about following Jesus.
– As we celebrate this Advent Season, we invite and encourage you to worship Jesus through your giving to support the mission of Center Church
– Christmas Eve Dinner next Sunday right after the service: bring a dish, dessert, or drink to share with as we celebrate the birth of Jesus
Christ. Sign up sheet is on the back table.
– December Book of the Month: “The Meaning of Marriage” Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim Keller (you can borrow or buy it for $10).
– Ryan and Krista Bartolome if you are interested in starting a group
– Connect with God’s Word with the Bible Reading Plan: “Rediscovering the Christmas Season (25 day) from YouVersion (
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