Advent

When Jesus was born, the heavens broke wide open and an army of angels sang:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” In announcing Jesus’ birth, the angels said they were bringing “good news of a great joy that will be for all the people.” Since the fourth century, the church has used the season of Advent as a time to celebrate that “good news of great joy.”

The celebration of Advent (which means “coming” or “arrival”) helps us focus our attention on Jesus Christ’s birth and ministry as well as his promised return.  In the Gospel of Luke the coming Jesus is talked about by four key people. Namely Zechariah, Mary, Simeon and John . Over the next four weeks we will be looking at what we can learn from these four people, and what they tell us about Jesus, ourselves and the nature of the advancing Kingdom of God in our lives.

Advent started on the 30th November and ends on Christmas Eve. Celebrating Advent helps us cut through all the distractions of the Christmas season and focus our attention on Jesus Christ’s birth and ministry as well as his promised return. Since we can’t anticipate the day or the hour of Christ’s return, we are filled with both a sense of joyful expectation and humble reverence, with our spiritual focus being on lives of prayer and preparation. Throughout the season we are constantly reminded that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah and Savior of the World.

Advent is about much more than gifts and good deeds. The story isn’t all fun and wonder. There is also longing for more There is joy and light. There is redemption grace and new life. There is judgment and final victory. In a way, recognising Advent is expected. In another way, it’s counter-cultural. You help people  to understand why the breaking in of God’s kingdom through the birth of Jesus is “good news of a great joy that will be for all people” (Luke 2:10).

The celebration of Advent (which means “coming” or “arrival”) and it helps us focus our attention on Jesus Christ’s birth and ministry as well as his promised return.  In the Gospel of Luke the coming Jesus is talked about by four key people. Namely Zechariah, Mary, Simeon and John . Over the next four weeks we will be looking at what we can learn from these four people, and what they tell us about Jesus, ourselves and the nature of the advancing Kingdom of God in our lives.

So, join us on Sundays to join with us and celebrate in the joy, beauty and expectation of this great season.
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