Advent

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Advent in 3 Dimensions

The holidays crowd our hearts and minds with the urgency of NOW. The demands of parties, recitals, shopping, and dinners leave us dazed. Christmas morning often ends with a sigh of relief. As Christians, we have a better season in Advent. As we seek to balance the demands of “the most wonderful time of the […]

Advent at Mount Hope Church

  This Advent we’ll be taking a deep look at Matthew’s genealogy of Christ (Matt.1:1-17). As we reflect upon Jesus’ family tree, we are confronted with the story of God’s grace – a story of wanderers, kings, and exiles yearning for the day of “God with us” (Matt.1:23). Advent places us in that unfolding story […]

Advent Sermon Series

Martin Luther called the Old Testament “the manger in which Christ lies.” Hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, the prophets foretold of the day when a Messiah would come. Malachi spoke of the messenger who would prepare His way. Micah spoke of the town of Bethlehem as the place of His nativity. Hosea […]

Advent Sermon Series

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Nowhere else can one read such surprising words! At Christmas, we celebrate the incarnation of the Son of God – Jesus, the One who has […]