THE SEASON OF ADVENT
The Season of Advent begins a new church year. Advent leads us to focus upon the coming of Christ as the God-man,as God took on human flesh, was born in a stable and lived, died and rose again in order to win the forgiveness of sinsfor all who believe and trust in him for salvation. Advent also leads us to reflect upon our lives as they compare with the standard that God has set for us on the pages of the Bible. God demands perfection. We are sinful. We sin daily and so we fall short of what God demands. Advent reminds us that God rescued us from the punishment we deserve by sending his Son as the Savior of all. Advent also reminds us that we are to be preparing for the return of the Savior to this world. When Christ returns, he will come in all of his power and glory as the Son of God. He will come to judge the world. Only with repentant hearts that trust in God’s gracious plan of salvation may we look forward to this day. Believers look forward to this day because the return of Christ in glory means that all believers will be delivered from this sin filled world, the pains of sin, the sorrows of sin and the frustrations of sin as we will be ushered into the room prepared for us in heaven. Advent reminds us to ponder what God has done for us so that with repentant and thankful hearts we look forward to our Advent (coming) King – our Lord and Savior. Advent helps us prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas. We hope you can join us for worship in Advent – Special services are planned and posted on the calendar. We would love to share our Advent preparations with you.