This Sunday – Advent 1

This Sunday

Jesus said to the disciples, “Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
–Matthew 24.42-44

  • When do you feel most isolated?
  • Name one significant and important relationship you have in your life?
  • Does the image of God as a liberator make sense to you?  Why or why not?
  • What would God’s presence look like for you today?

It’s the season of Advent and that means we begin a new year in the church by looking forward, to peek at the end you might say.  It’s not really so much an end as it is our longing for the day when Jesus is with us again, so the isolation we feel today becomes transformed by his presence.  Advent is a new opportunity for you to come hear what Jesus says to us and realize you’re a part of the kingdom we long for that one distant day.  When you’re here Sunday at 6 pm with us that distant day doesn’t look or feel so distant after all.  After the service, we’ll have a delicious dinner thanks to the Rev. Eric Mancil and members from Holy Spirit in Alabaster.

–Thomas

 

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