The Christmas season is upon us. As we hear the holiday music and are beckoned to buy gifts and cash in on sales, we’re reminded that we live in a culture that hates to wait. Christmas morning certainly has its unique joy, but often it is followed by quick burnout and letdown. The season of Advent (four Sundays leading up to Christmas) are all about waiting. As we learn what it means to wait, we are pointed to our place in God’s story: His people live by faith, not by sight. Even in difficult, dark times, we are called to wait upon God. When He comes, it will be something like Christmas morning, and much better. We wait (looking back to Christ’s first coming); and we wait (looking forward to His return).
During these weeks leading up to Christmas, we will embark on a 3-week sermon series as we read from the prophet Habakkuk. As we ask with the prophet, “How Long?”
December 3 – Learning to Lament – Habakkuk 1:1-11
December 10 – Learn to Wait – Habakkuk 1:12-2:20
December 17 – Learning to Trust – Habakkuk 3
December 24 – Christmas Eve Morning Service