Advent

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THE MEANING OF ADVENT

The word “Advent” means “to come” and refers to God coming to mankind through the birth of Christ.  Advent has three meanings for Christmas that tell us how God comes to us: 

1. THE ADVENT OF THE LORD IN THE FLESH AT CHRISTMAS.

2. THE ADVENT OF OUR LORD IN THE WORD.

3. THE ADVENT OF OUR LORD IN GLORY WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN.


THE PREPARATION FOR THE BIRTHDAY

When we celebrate the birthday of a loved one or relative, much thought and planning go into preparation.  How much more thought and preparation ought to go into the celebration of the birthday of Jesus who is most dear to us.

Here are some ways to prepare for our Lord’s birthday.  Plan now to be present in worship as each Advent candle is lit.  One of our greatest preparation is to worship with our fellow Christians and hear the Word of God as it is proclaimed in the Bible.  Invite your friends to come and share in the celebration at church each Sunday.  The power of the Holy Spirit truly moves through the season and awakens the souls of a weary world to see the Savior.  Tell your friends what Jesus has done for you and invite them to COME AND SEE.


Now is the time to read the great prophecies of the Old Testament and the Fulfillment through Jesus in the New Testament.  Here are just a few scriptures that you ought to be reading:  Isaiah 9”1-7, Isaiah 11:6-9, Isaiah 52:7-15, Malachi 3:1&2, and Luke 1:2-10.  

Let us pray for the unsaved that they might hear the message this season.  Remember to pray specifically and you will know when your prayers are answered.


© Christine Sturgis 2016