We are excited to kick off a 4-week Advent series this Sunday! Though Advent is generally thought of as being celebrated by Catholics, historically there have been a variety of Protestant traditions who participate in Advent. The Latin word “Adventus” means “coming” or “arrivial.” Therefore, Advent is simply a season of reflection and longing for the second coming or arrival of Jesus Christ.
Because Jesus has already come in the flesh we celebrate what Jesus has done for us through his life, death, and resurrection. But, at the same time, we still feel a tension because Christ has not come back yet a second time to restore all things. That is why, during Advent, we set aside time to cultivate our longing for him to return and make all things right.
Throughout the centuries, the Church has focused on one specific topic each week. We will use the most common themes by focusing on Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
As a church, we want to be proactive in fighting against the common distractions that go along with the Christmas season by cultivating a deep longing in our hearts for Christ to return! To help you accomplish this, we are providing a great devotional resource for you. Check it out below!
GET THE ADVENT DEVOTIONAL
Our church planting friends Will Walker and Nathan Sherman (Providence Austin Church) have created a fantastic devotional that we will be using for the next four weeks. It is deeply personal, applicable, and most of all Jesus-centered. You’ll find 5 devotionals per week unpacking the same themes that we will be preaching on every Sunday: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
Purchase for $3 this Sunday
You can get the hard-copy version for only $3 at a table near the Connection Table on Sunday. Remember to bring cash or check with you to church this Sunday!
Download PDF for FREE
As an alternative, you can download the FULL resource for FREE (PDF version) by clicking here.
Download eBook (epub, mobi) for FREE
If you’d like to download the eBook version you can purchase the file for free by clicking here. It does require you knowing how to import the file into your Kindle or Nook. The .epub file works with the Nook and the .mobi file works with the Kindle.