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Why Celebrate Advent?

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[4] But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, [5] to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (ESV)Galatians 4:4–5



People at times wonder why we celebrate Advent, it is sometimes perceived as an old tradition that seems out of place. Though it is true that the season of Advent is an old tradition, we see it as a helpful season in the church calendar. God in his wisdom has given us seasons and rhythms in the world we live in, and so the church has historically used these times to focus on different aspects of our faith. Just as we commemorate Christ’s death on the Cross and his Resurrection during Easter, we do the same during Advent to commemorate his first coming.

 

If we are not careful, we can be swallowed up by the busyness and chaos of the Christmas season. Advent helps us to intentionally slow down and look back at the beauty of the incarnation. Advent reminds us that “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son” which tells us that God cares about us intimately. He is not unacquainted with our hardships, he knows our needs, and he has already provided for us the solution, Christ, God with us. 

 

Join us on Sunday mornings, as we join the church around the world for a time of remembering not only what Christ has already done but also what he will do in his second coming.



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