Promises of Advent Week Three: A Promise Each of Us Is Invited Into
Each day is an opportunity to get a little less terrible living between the expectations we have and the hope things will get better. We are called into a life of tiny little steps where we compare ourselves to who we were yesterday not who someone else is today.
Living in the Kingdom of God isn’t as much about being a monk or a spiritual pilgrim as much as it is you being you under the power of the Holy Spirit through the ordinary circumstances of your life.
Insights by David Lose, Jim Wilder, Jordan Peterson, John the Baptist…and Jesus
We will serve a full Christmas dinner@ 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day.
There is a signup board for the meal@ LIFEhouse.
If you would like to serve, we will be preparing, beginning 10:30 a.m., serving@ 2, and cleaning up afterward.
Come to IMPACT on Wednesday Night, December 19@ 6 p.m. as we will put together decorations and place-settings.
We are collecting toiletries and new socks, along with clothing, outerwear and shoes in good condition. You can bring these to LIFEhouse on Sunday or during the week.
We will gather@ 5 p.m. on Monday, December 24th, to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Our worship will include drama,The Great Manger Mystery, children’s Christmas, carols and band and organ and bells and trumpet- wrapped up in the gospel message of God breaking through to us in the Christ child come to earth!
Sunday@ worship we shared a cross + generational Christmas! LIFEhouse Sunday School and IMPACT youth join other generations of friends as we see what Christmas really means…
The Promises of Advent: A Promise So Ordinary It’s Easy To Miss
Second in a four part series (attrib. David Lose) for the season on Advent. Based on Luke 3:1-6
A Battle Royal of the seven rulers of the known world of the first century Holy Land vs. John the Nobody…and Jesus
It’s the same today, no matter what is happening in our lives, putting us down for the count, we will overcome because we have the champion of the universe fighting for us…Jeeeessssuuusss!
First in a four part series (attrib. David Lose) for the season on Advent. Based on Luke 21:25-36
The risk we take when we live out, “I believe…” Is this real or just a fantasy…Find out
As you may already know, there is an ancient practice of following the days and months of the year focused on the life of the Church. We call this, “The Church Year.” Just like we have seasons in the way we speak of our calendar year, we have seasons in the church year.
We begin the church year with the season of Advent. These are the days leading up to Christmas. Each week of Advent is marked by the lighting of a new candle.
Advent is a time to focus on the coming of Jesus, both as the baby Jesus born into the world about 2000 years ago, and King Jesus who will return to bring heaven and earth together as one in the last days.
Promises of Advent is the theme for each Sunday of Advent. Each week we will hear how God follows through on promises in our life.
Promises of Advent Sundays@ 10 a.m.
December 2 Advent 1: A Promise Big Enough to Save (Luke 21:25-36)
December 9 Advent 2: A Promise So Ordinary It’s Easy To Miss (Luke 3:1-6)
“LIFEhouse Living: All Things Christmas”
December 16 Advent 3: A Promise Each of Us Is Invited Into (Luke 3:7-18)
December 23 Advent 4: A Promise That Changes the World (Luke 1:39-55)
First, we will gather for worship on the four Sundays of Advent. The theme for these Sundays will be “The Promises of Advent.” Each week we will hear how God follows through on promises in our life.
Second, we will focus on living intentionally for God during Advent. We will have various themes for each day on how we can be intentional in God’s world.
Third, we will hear God’s Word for Advent. Thursdays, December 6, 13, and 20@ 6:30-7 a.m. or 6-6:30 p.m. we will gather in the Fireside Room morning or evening, and simply listen to God’s word being read. We will hear the whole story of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Mark.
Thursdays Of Advent
December 6, 13, 20
The public reading of Scripture is one of the most ancient, time-honored practices of God’s people that is recorded in Scripture. For example, the Apostle Paul gave these instructions to his apprentice, Timothy:
“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13).
We will listen to the Gospel of Mark, bringing refreshment during this hectic season. Using The Bible Experience, the best selling audio Bible, with the voices of performers such as Forest Whitaker, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, God’s Word will come alive. We offer the same reading at two different times. One in the early morning to start your day. Or time in the evening to be renewed at the end of the day.