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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Pastor Nelda’s Notes: Advent

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Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is a season of preparation, a season of anticipation, arrival or coming. We all get caught up in the traditions of the season, shopping, shopping, and more shopping; hanging decorations, hosting parties, wrapping gifts, but what is the real “reason for this season”.? {{more: continue …}}
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This Advent season is a time for preparation, a time for self-reflection and prayer. How would you characterize your experience of Advent over the years? What might change in your perspective when you think of Advent as a season of preparation rather than celebration?
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In John’s gospel we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God…. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son full of grace and truth…No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” (John 1: 1, 14, 18)
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Our Bible Study reminds us God became human, so that we can know God and see God in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. We can also depend on the fact that God knows us. God understands how we feel, what we think and how we behave, because he has faced what we face. He faced testing, weakness, suffering, pain, anguish and loneliness. “God took on our face, in the hope that we would see His”
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Come join us for Bible Study, as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child. Our study is “Because of Bethlehem” by Max Lucado, Tuesdays at 2:00 and 6:30. See you there!
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“I don’t know how, but I know WHO!”
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Peace,
Pastor Nelda

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