This Sunday’s Preview
This Sunday marks the first of Advent–waiting, expecting, observing, praying, hoping, preparing for the arrival of Christ – first as the Child and Savior and then as the returning King. If Christmas doesn’t help us to see and savor Jesus Christ, we will be left feeling empty. We want to be full of joy and for our joy to be indestructible.
Give yourself time and quietness in this Advent season and seek this experience. Pray for yourself the prayer of Paul in Ephesians 3:14–19 — “that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” — that you may have power “to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.”
That is my prayer for you this Christmas — that you would experience the fullness of Christ; that you would know in your heart the outpouring of grace upon grace; that the glory of the only Son from the Father would shine into your heart to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ; that you would be amazed that Christ can be so real to you.–John Piper
Upcoming Announcements and Events
- Holiday Dinner: Sunday, December 10th after the morning service
- Senior Adult Brunch: At Eat’n Park–Wednesday, December 13th from 10-11:30
- Churchwide Prayer: In the auditorium Sunday, December 17th at 9:30AM with coffee and fellowship afterward
- Daily Advent Devotional: “Come Let Us Adore Him” by Paul David Tripp available for $10 in the Welcome Center.