MESSAGES BY SERIES:
The word “advent” simply means “the arrival, appearance, or emergence of a notable person.” In the Christian calendar, it refers to the arrival of Christ. His First Advent is a reference to Christmas. His Second Advent is a reference to when he comes again. So we are people who reside between Advents. We look both ways. As we look back we celebrate the birth of Jesus and as we look forward we long for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The candles we light each week leading up to Christmas will serve as reminders, symbols of anticipation. Each candle will represent a theme connected to the coming of Jesus - things like hope, promise, peace, and grace.