The Christmas pageant has already happened, and Christmas it certainly in the shops now! The diary is filling up, and so it seems like once again the season deserves the “silly-season” title. This season in the church has a different name: Advent, which means ‘preparation’. Our experience of advent can be a complex. A season mixed with joy, excitement, expectation, but also busyness and tension.
Perhaps it’s a season you enjoy, or just want to survive. For advent this year, to aid our preparation for Christmas, we’ll see how Jesus coming to earth, shows that God is active. God’s work is deliberate, everlasting, and great news for us; it’s something to give thanks for.
- God makes a new reality, Hebrews 8:3-13; Mark 7:1-9 (Nov 27th)
- God is serving, Mark 1:9-15; 1:35-39; 10:35-45 (Dec 4th)
- God is reconciling, Romans 5:1-11 (Dec 11th)
- God is blessing, Acts 3:13-26; Genesis 12:1-9 (Dec 18th)