This year at Compelled Church we have chosen to celebrate Advent: Advent is a Latin word that means “coming”. The season of Advent focuses on Christ coming into the world as a baby born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.
Every Service we will light an Advent Candle and have the Scriptures for Advent read. The Scripture readings will have to do with the themes. The themes are all Christ-centered. He is the reaons.
Hope-Peace-Joy- and light. The Lighting of the candle symbolized that the Advent of Jesus brings these to life and they are available for our lives, and families. During Advent we will remember our Savior stepped out of eternity into time to take on flesh so He could off his life for us, dying for our sins and rising from the grace.
At Christmas don’t just celebrate that He came, we celebrate why he came.
He came because of His love for us and the fellowship and friendship that God wants with His creation. Sin broke that relationship and Jesus came to “buy us back” or “redeem” us by being the sacrifice for sin, thus repairing and making a relationship with the Godhead possible.
It is going to be a month to remember at Compelled Church. Both of our locations will be celebrating, and anticipating the coming of Christ.
Pastor Nate Elarton