Sermon | Active Waiting; Because God Makes and Keeps His Promises

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Sermon | Active Waiting; Because God Makes and Keeps His Promises

We are impatient people. It is difficult to wait for answers, solutions, times to change or the winds to shift. We all know the angst of waiting for the wedding day, the college diploma, the job offer to come or for grief to fade away.

When our wishes are not satisfied or realized, we feel disrespected. It is as if by some unwritten law, we should not have to wait, as if instant gratification of our wishes is our due.

In our push-button culture, it is no wonder that we get restless and agitated when we are forced to wait.

There are two ways to wait, passively or actively. For this message, we’re going to look at how God makes and keeps his promises through the remarkable story of Zachariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25. We are reminded that we can take God for his word and rejoice because God’s timing is perfect.

We’re going to consider how to wait until God’s promises come true. When it comes to Jesus, some of us are deep in passive waiting. It is my desire that today’s message will shift us to active waiting.

This message was presented at Mariners Church Chapel, Irvine, CA.


About The Author
Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin
Ines Franklin is the president and founder of Trochia Ministries, an online Christian discipleship ministry. She is a lay teaching pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine. Ines completed a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is also a graduate of The Masters Program, a member of The Barnabas Group, and board member of Relevate Group Inc. Her experience includes business management, sales, marketing and paralegal services. Ines is passionate about spreading the Gospel, caring for the poor and helping Christians mature in their faith. She regularly shares her personal testimony of God’s grace and redemption. Ines mentors young women and leads a women's Bible study group. Ines and her husband Jim live in Irvine, California and have a blended family of five children and six grandchildren. 
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