Advent 2018

What is advent?

Advent is a season, celebrated by most of the Christian Church around the world, during which we prepare for Jesus’ arrival.  For that is what “Advent” means: “coming”.  Many of us spend a lot of time and energy anticipating the “coming” of Christmas: we clean the house, prepare for guests, buy presents and decorate.  Advent is not so different: as Christians we take this season to prepare our lives for the arrival of Jesus – not just in Bethlehem as our Saviour, but his final return as King and Judge.  Jesus is coming again – of this we are confident: for he is our resurrected King.  And yet we wait, for we are in the time between the times: having had a foretaste of his kingdom, we long for it’s fulfillment when Jesus comes again.   

Waiting, preparation, and longing.  These are central to the season of Advent, and a preparation for Christmas.  Christmas is a celebration, for Jesus has come!  Advent makes that celebration all the sweeter, for it reminds us that we wait in hope.  Jesus has come!  Jesus is coming again!  Hallelujah!

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CHECK OUT THE DIFFERENT SUNDAYS OF ADVENT ALONG WITH OUR OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS!

Hope

Check out the Advent Word Series video for HOPE!

Scripture Passage: Jeremiah 33:14-16

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Joy

Check out the Advent Word Series video for JOY!

Scripture Passage: Zephaniah 3:14-20

Peace

Check out the Advent Word Series video for PEACE!

Scripture Passage: Luke 1:68-79

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Love

Check out the Advent Word Series video for LOVE!

Scripture Passage: Luke 1:39-55

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS EVENTS