The First Sunday of Advent

Psalm 25:1-10, Jeremiah 33:14-16, Luke 21:25-36

“…for you are the of my salvation…” Psalm 51:5

“In those days and at that time, I will cause a Righteous Branch to sprout up for David, and he will administer justice and ness in the land.
Jeremiah 33:15

“…they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with and great glory.”
Luke 21:27

Hope. It’s a big for how small it looks. The Psalmist knows is the source of his salvation, despite current circumstances. ’s s to Jeremiah provide for a that Jeremiah can guess he will not see, but they are still for the Israelites.

Christmas is about . It is about Emmanuel, which means with us. It is about sending the Son down to us. Advent, however, is not just about Christmas, and the gular time that became man. Advent also looks forward to the next time s…at the end of the story.

Advent, therefore, is about both the fulfilled for both Israelites and the of the world, and it is about the to come when Jesus s. Hope is to desire with of obtainment or fulfillment. Hope was fulfilled when Jesus was born in a manger. We obtained through his death on the cross and his . Then there is the of the of Jesus…more !

1/KD) Why is important?

2) Why do we easily think of the of Christmas, but not of the of Jesus’ ?

3/KD) What is your this Christmas?

4/KD) What is your a year from now?

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.