Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Advent - Messianic Anticipations

Advent is part of the liturgical church calendar.  The purpose of having church seasons, such as Advent and Lent, are to create meditative rhythms in our life together.  These corporate and communal rhythms are all based upon the one true and sure foundation - Jesus the Messiah!

The word "Advent" comes from the Latin, adventus and it's the translation of the Greek word parousia, which means "appearing" or "coming".

This is the season we remember that our King has come!  And, as surely as he came the first time, he is coming again, this time to renew all things by consumated his kingdom (Revelation 22:20)!

That's Gospel, good news, to our soul!

May this Advent season be a special time of reflection + envisioning as we consider together, at our Sunday morning Gatherings throughout December, the teaching of the Old Testament Prophets, like Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea, and what they foretold the coming Messiah would do.

All are welcome.

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