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Hope of the Nations – Life

This week we continue the season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Hope of the Nations,” and we are thinking on the world-wide hope found in Jesus Christ.  We’re meditating on the ideas of light, life, liberty, love, and Lord. Our focus this week is life.  We read in Romans 6:23: 23…

Hope of the Nations – Light

This week we begin our season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Christians prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus by remembering the longing of the Jews for a Messiah.  In Advent, we’re reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to…

How Long, O Lord? – Christ

  This week we continue the season of Advent by lighting the 5th and final candle, the Christ candle.  Our 2011 Advent theme is “How Long, O Lord?” and each week we’ll be looking at a passage of Scripture that focuses on the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our text this week comes from Revelation 22:6-7: And he said to…

How Long, O Lord? – Love

This week we continue the season of Advent by lighting the 4th candle, the candle of love.  Our 2011 Advent theme is “How Long, O Lord?” and each week we’ll be looking at a passage of Scripture that focuses on the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our text this week comes from Revelation 19:11-21: 11 And I saw heaven opened,…

How Long, O Lord? – Joy

This week we continue the season of Advent by lighting the 3rd candle, the pink candle of peace.  Our 2011 Advent theme is “How Long, O Lord?” and each week we’ll be looking at a passage of Scripture that focuses on the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our text this week comes from Philippians 4:4-7: Rejoice in the Lord always;…

How Long, O Lord? – Peace

This week we continue the season of Advent by lighting the 2nd candle, the purple candle of peace.  Our 2011 Advent theme is “How Long, O Lord?” and each week we’ll be looking at a passage of Scripture that focuses on the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our text this week comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11: Now as to the…

How Long, O Lord? – Hope

This week, we begin our season of Advent.  “Advent” is from the Latin word for “coming” — translated from the Greek word parousia. Speaking of the second coming of Christ, we find parousia translated in the following passages: Matthew 24:3,27,37,39; 1 Corinthians 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 3:13, 4:15, 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1,8; James 5:7,8; 2 Peter 3:4,12; and 1 John 2:28.  Typically,…

The Songs of Christmas – Christ

This week we conclude the season of Advent by focusing on Christ.  Our 2009 Advent theme has been “The Songs of Christmas,” and each week we’ve been looking at a song from the gospel of Luke surrounding the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Our final song this week comes from Luke 3:4-6.  Luke takes this prophetic psalm which was delivered originally…

The Songs of Christmas – Love

This week we continue the season of Advent by focusing on love.  Our 2009 Advent theme is “The Songs of Christmas,” and each week we’ll be looking at a song from the gospel of Luke surrounding the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Our song this week comes from Luke 2:29-32.  This is Simeon’s song, which he sang the day he held…

The Songs of Christmas – Joy

This week we continue the season of Advent by focusing on joy.  Our 2009 Advent theme is “The Songs of Christmas,” and each week we’ll be looking at a song from the gospel of Luke surrounding the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Our song this week comes from Luke 2:13-14.  This is the song the angels sang when they told the shepherds of the…