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Happy Thursday Village People,


Advent is a Latin word that means "to come."  Advent is a time of year where we, the church celebrate the arrival of Jesus.  The Christ, the King over all creation was promised in the scriptures, and these scriptures were fulfilled (in part) at the birth and ministry of Jesus.  Thanks be to God!

Yet there are multi-layered meanings to "advent."  We believe that Christ will come again to redeem the world and fully establish the Kingdom of God.  As Christians, this is one of our great hopes.  There is an anticipation during this season.  We are keeping watch, not just for Santa, but for the return of the King.

Christ has come (as a child in history) and Christ will come again (in the future), and finally, Christ is arriving even now.  Advent is not just past and future, but advent is present.  Christ arrives in our families when we participate in God's will.  Christ arrives in our streets when we love our neighbors.  Christ arrives when we pray, and when we show God's concern for others.  Christ is here.

Let us live with the Christ who is past, future and present.

God, as we go this week, help us to live simple, Christ like lives and serve our neighbors. 

 

Happy Thursday Village People,


Advent is a Latin word that means "to come."  Advent is a time of year where we, the church celebrate the arrival of Jesus.  The Christ, the King over all creation was promised in the scriptures, and these scriptures were fulfilled (in part) at the birth and ministry of Jesus.  Thanks be to God!

Yet there are multi-layered meanings to "advent."  We believe that Christ will come again to redeem the world and fully establish the Kingdom of God.  As Christians, this is one of our great hopes.  There is an anticipation during this season.  We are keeping watch, not just for Santa, but for the return of the King.

Christ has come (as a child in history) and Christ will come again (in the future), and finally, Christ is arriving even now.  Advent is not just past and future, but advent is present.  Christ arrives in our families when we participate in God's will.  Christ arrives in our streets when we love our neighbors.  Christ arrives when we pray, and when we show God's concern for others.  Christ is here.

Let us live with the Christ who is past, future and present.

God, as we go this week, help us to live simple, Christ like lives and serve our neighbors. 

Jake Maxwell

Campus Pastor

 

 

 

 

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