Join us on Wednesday, November 29th, as we enter into the Advent season. Taken from the Latin word adventus, Advent means “coming”. As Christians, we begin our “new year” in anticipation of our “redemption…the hope in which we were saved” (Romans 8:23-24) as we “look forward to a new heaven and new earth, where righteousness dwells” (II Peter 3:13).
In our present place and time, Advent takes on an added, counter-cultural aspect for those who participate in its call to watch. It provides us with a helpful means of subversive resistance to the frenzy around us concerning “the things that pagans run after.” For we are not waiting and preparing for the commercialized holiday that many refer to as “Christmas,” rather we are “seeking first the kingdom of God” by looking for Jesus — preparing to celebrate His first coming while anticipating His Second Coming. So for us, each day of Advent leading up to the “holy day” of “Christ-mass” is guided by the same fundamental prayer: Maranatha! – Lord, come! (I Corinthians 16:22)
Join us for this special worship service!