Advent, Latin for “coming” is the season in which we count back 4 Sundays before Christmas so we can look forward to the One we count on who was born on Christmas day! It’s a season in which we listen to the voices of anticipation from the Old Testament and consider afresh the excited voices from the New...
Today, Christmas Eve Sunday, is the last Sunday in Advent. So we took this Sunday as an opportunity to celebrate how God spoke in advance of Jesus' coming so that we might celebrate that God will keep His promise to people.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE | Matthew 1.22
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet…
Here are some books and resources we recommend for your own reflection and study:
Advent for Everyone by N. T. Wright. An inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God's love.
The First Carol... an Advent devotional
How God Became King- Why we have all misunderstood the Gospels with N.T. Wright. This is a great introduction into the Kingdom of God and the meaning of the life of Jesus.
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. A leap of faith is not a leap of stupidity or mindlessness. It is a step towards something or someone you trust. News journalist, Lee Strobel, presents a Case for Faith to inspire that "first step". In this book he examines 8 "heart barriers" that people often have to having faith.
Who is Jesus is a video produced by Alpha... a GREAT introduction:
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