The word Advent comes from the Latin word Adventus which simply means “coming” or “arrival.” But when we use the word Advent, we are referring to the long-awaited arrival of Jesus Christ, who entered our world as a crying infant 2,000 years ago. Followers of Jesus have celebrated His miraculous birth (and the anticipation of it) for centuries during the season of Advent, which begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. In this series, “A Thrill Of Hope,” we will be looking at pictures and symbols of Jesus in the Old Testament. These pictures paint our desperate need for hope as well as God’s gracious gift of hope and rescue in Christ.
Concluding Advent, Josh Kouri paints for us a picture of the humble birth of Jesus, who lived and died the way he began. How does Christ’s humble way affect how we live our lives today?
Steve Robinson, Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Liverpool, England, delivers a message from Isaiah about the future hope of Jesus’ return. What are you hoping and longing for this Advent?
Josh Kouri continues our teaching through Advent, which is a time of waiting and longing. In a world of fast food and instant gratification, what are you waiting and longing for during this season?
Andrew Burkhart begins Advent with the Exodus: a story of rescue and a mediator named Moses. How does the Christmas story tell of a better rescue and mediator?