River City Church - Smyrna, GA

Advent Week 1 - HOPE

December 2, 2018

Josh walks us into the Advent season looking at finding hope for the longings of our hearts. The worship journey this week: "Becoming a people who listens to longings within our own hearts and those around us, so that we can together lean into and see God's future with hope." Josh shared this quote from Reinhold Niebuhr: "Despair is among the most human of conditions. It is associated with our failed attempts to procure security for ourselves, optimistically pretending that we are not subject to the vicissitudes of creatureliness. Despair is characterized primarily by the conspicuous absences of theological hope. Humans meet despair when they cannot imagine God's alternative future." Jeremiah 33:14-16; Jeremiah 29:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21.