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Merry Christmas Church!
We are entering into Advent season this Sunday and I could not be more excited. For years, the people of God were looking for the promise of redemption, the long-awaited King who would save His people from their sins. At Christmas, we celebrate that reality that this King, indeed has come and his name is Jesus!
Advent is a beautiful and ancient tradition spanning back to just a few centuries after Christ’s death. Although the specific traditions vary, Christians have been honoring the anticipation of the coming Christ through prayer, fasting, scripture reading and candle lighting for generations.
Advent is a time to remember and reflect on the beauty of Jesus’ birth, but it’s also a time of looking forward with hope and anticipation the return of our King and the fruition of the Kingdom of God.
As we enter into this season the question we are going to ask is: Who Needs Christmas? In doing so we are going to answer some of the existential questions of life?
- Why do I exist?
- Where do I find meaning in my life?
- Where do I find healing and wholeness when I am broken and hurting?
- What makes me special? Do I have any intrinsic value?
As we examine these questions we will see how the story of Jesus beautifully answers each one.
If you have friends or family who are wrestling with questions like these now is the time to invite them.