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The King is Coming!

November 24, 2010

As the chaos that is Christmas in America gets underway this weekend, with the busiest shopping day of the year (interesting that it’s called “Black Friday”) I want to encourage you to take some time to reflect on the meaning of the season.  I know that we talk about this every year, but this year I want us to really do it, what would it look like in your family and celebrations if Jesus were at the center of all you do this season?  This is a very difficult task as we are assaulted all day every day with advertisements telling us what we need to truly be happy, but let’s give it a try, shall we?

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent and a time of focusing on the 1st coming of Christ as we look forward to His 2nd coming.  Each week during Advent we as the church will be turning our attention to the coming of our King, and celebrating all that He has done in and through our lives.  We will do this as a body of believers on Sundays, but we can also do this each day of the season in our own lives and families.  For those with younger children we have provided set of readings and activities for each day (available in the vestibule before and after services).  This is a great opportunity to gather together as a family at the end of the day and focus our hearts and minds on Jesus.  It’s also a way to begin some holiday traditions (besides shopping and eating!).

For those without young children, there will be a list of Daily Advent Readings on the welcome center Sunday morning.  Let me encourage you to get whoever is in your home and read and reflect on the coming of our King each day during this season.  What an incredible way to focus our hearts during a hectic and often stressful time of year.  Whatever you choose to do this year in regards to Advent, I want to wish you a blessed and joyful season!

Jeff

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One Comment leave one →
  1. gordon permalink
    November 24, 2010 8:16 pm

    thanks jeff!

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