This coming Sunday, 20 December 2015, 7pm, we will be celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with an evening service; there is no morning service on this day.
This Sunday’s readings are:
- Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14-20
- New Testament: Philippians 4:4-13
- Gospel: Luke 1:39-56
Our Christmas Day Service will be held on 25 December 2015, 10am – followed by a lunch at The Father’s House.
The death and resurrection of Christ is intricately connected to the birth of the promised Messiah. It is because we know the outcome of Jesus’ life and ministry that we are able to understand the significance of his birth; therefore, we observe, remember, and celebrate the birth of Christ through the lens of the cross. As Christians we acknowledge that the birth of the promised Messiah and redemption of God’s people through death and resurrection is not the first of God’s salvific work, but a continuation of God’s promise. Scripture invites us into the history of God’s redeeming work then, now, and always.
As we “Prepare the Way of the Lord” this Advent, we do so by remembering the old, old story of God’s love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and promise. Together we join the whole hosts of heaven and the company of the saints proclaiming what God has done through history, is doing through the promised Messiah, and will continue to do in the final days.
This is an open event – please feel free to invite your loved ones, family, friends and neighbors.