Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Advent 2019 – Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love!

Advent is a time of waiting. Our whole life, however, is
Advent–that is, a time of waiting for the ultimate,
for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth,
when all people are brothers and sisters and one rejoices in the words of the angels:
“On earth peace to those on whom God’s favor rests.”
Learn to wait, because he has promised to come.
“I stand at the door…”
We however call to him: “Yes, come soon,
Lord Jesus!”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Testament to Freedom: the essential writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On December 1, 2019, the new church year begins with the Season of Advent. Advent beings on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, with Christmas Day not being counted as part of Advent, for it is the culmination. It is a time of preparation, self-reflections, anticipation, and excitement. A time of hope, a time of peace, a time of joy, and a time of love. It is a time in which we can look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, look forward to His Second Coming, and celebrate Him being with us, always.

In the previous years, The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. has taken you on a journey through prophecy. Together we have examined dozens of prophecies laid out in the Old Testament, and then seen their direct fulfillment in the New Testament! Sometimes, living in the future does have its advantages!

This Advent season, our focus will be on the larger picture of Advent. The themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. Join us each week as we examine one of these themes! Let’s share our excitement together for Christmas! Excitement that spans the years, the decades, and the millenniums – from God’s covenant with Abraham, to now, to the final days!

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