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Christmas is Coming!

What is Advent?

Have you got an Advent Calendar at home?  And are you looking forward to opening it each day and finding out what is behind the door?

The origin of “Advent” is from the Latin word adventus which simply translates “coming” or “arrival”. Not only is the Christian meaning for preparation and celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ, his birth at Christmas, but also to celebrate the new life when someone accepts Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and lastly, the anticipation of Jesus returning again.

Good News

During December, we will be looking at the Hope, Peace, Love and Joy that came through the birth of Jesus.  Whether the idea of Advent is new or not, we are sure you will find something new each Sunday as we anticipate again celebrating the Birth of our Saviour and looking forward to His coming again.

2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.… – Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

Resources

Great Joy
25 Advent Meditations from John Piper

YouVersion Reading Plans
Christmas According to Christ.
A Hope Eternal
O Holy Night
A Weary World Rejoices
A Global Advent