The Season of Advent - Love

​This week we light the fourth Advent candle and celebrate the Love of our coming Savior. Love permeates every aspect of the Christmas story: God so loved the world that he send his Only Begotten Son, and Jehovah so loved us that he deigned to become the Babe of Bethlehem — and later, as the man Jesus, to suffer, die, and rise again for us. Ch...
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The Season of Advent - Joy

"The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth – the very thing the whole story has been about." – C.S. LewisThis week we light the third Advent candle and celebrate the Joy of our coming Savior.Have you ever watched an early morning sunrise or a sunset and marveled at all the beautiful hues of purple and red and orange? ...
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The Season of Advent - Peace

Today, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, we celebrate Peace. Sometimes, with all the chaos and disorder, it's hard to imagine the possibility of peace in this day and age. We spend countless hours and dollars searching for that perfect gift while running from store to store like Teddy Roosevelt yelling "CHARGE"… God gave us that perf...
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The Season of Advent - HOPE

In my previous blog I related how the word Advent means "coming" or "arrival" and how the Season of Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation of the return of Christ the King.This week I want to look at the first of the five Advent elements.Traditionally, each of the Advent elements is represented by candles.While the colors themselv...
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The Season of Advent

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the reve...
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