This Sunday: Advent Begins
November 26th, 2013 | John Chandler
For hundreds of years, many of Jesus’s followers have used a tool called the “Liturgical Calendar.” It divides the year up into seasons and holidays. By following the calendar together, a church can trace the story of the mission of God throughout scripture.
The first season, Advent, begins this Sunday, December 1. During Advent, we remember those who anxiously awaited Jesus’s birth. It helps us think through what it means to wait for his return.
We’ll look at Romans 13:8-14. We’ll learn why waiting is important.
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
Life is waiting. What we believe shapes how we wait.