December 2, 2018


 “War and a Wardrobe”

Isaiah 2:1-5; Acts 2:14-28 NIV

Sermon Outline:

1.       C.S. Lewis wrote a children’s book called “The Lion, the Witch and the W__________.”

-          The four children in the story include Peter, Edmond, Susan and Lucy

-          Lucy enters Narnia through a Wardrobe where she meets Tumnus the fawn

-          Narnia is a place where its always winter and never Christmas.

2.       Life can be hard, making us feel hopeless, weary, lost and w______.     

-          West Lincoln Hospital Closure

-          General Motors Plant Closure in Oshawa

-          A cancer diagnosis from the doctor

3.       Isaiah the prophet begins with the Mountain of the Lord, “in the last days.” Is.2:1

-          The ten tribes of Israel were destroyed by Assyria in 722 B.C.

-          The Assyrian Army was knocking on the walls of Jerusalem.

-          Isaiah begins with w_____ of hope for w__________ in his w______. 

4.       The book of Acts also begins with the words “In the last days.” Acts 2:17

-          God’s Spirit is poured out on his people

-          God’s deliberate plan and fore knowledge is fulfilled

-          “my body also will rest in hope.” Acts 2:26

5.       Many around us are living in a w________, where there is no Christmas.  

-          Lewis speaks of presents, remorse and thrones.

-          You are evidence of presents, remorse and thrones.

-          We have great hope because Aslan is on the move.

Karin Terpstra