Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Celebrate: An Advent Experience

An Advent Experience

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.            Isaiah 9:6-7

This year during advent we are celebrating together a lot of firsts. Advent begins on the first day of December which is the first day of the month. Advent is celebrating the first appearance of our Lord. There is also another first. Are you ready? Here it is… I’m not supposed to tell you. Come on the first Sunday of December to find out what the excitement is all about. It will be the first time we have ever done this particular thing I am thinking about right now. No, you can’t get it out of me. It’s going to be good. You will want to make it a priority to be here and bring others with you. It will be life changing. Did I mention that if you are not here on that Sunday then you will not be able to fully experience it? It’s true. Don’t believe what others may tell you.

This Advent season is going to be power packed. Every family will be able to participate with a twist. We'll provide you with an Advent calendar where you can place daily random acts of mercy. Instead of celebrating by preparing to lavish resources where there is merely want, we will prepare by lavishing mercy where there is need. Every Sunday will focus on being ready and bringing as many along with us as we can. I am so excited for all the festive things we will participate in. This Sunday, special devotional books will be available. Make sure you get one for your family so you can begin this experience on Dec. 1.

Be praying for and preparing for the greatest Advent season ever. Remember, it starts on Sunday, December 1, and you will want to be present for the beginning of a great adventure. Be blessed and let’s celebrate together with an awesome service on the first Sunday of December!

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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