Sermon

The King has come, and He will come again. This is the hope and eager expectation of Advent, a Latin word which means “coming” or “arrival.” Advent is a time when we take a close look at the coming of Jesus Christ in humility as a baby and anticipate His future second coming in glory. It’s a time for watching and waiting and remembering and rejoicing in God’s fulfilled promise of the Savior.

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The Peace Jesus Brings

Matt Chandler - 12/20/2015

The ancient Jews had a word to describe better days: shalom, or “peace.” It signified a coming day when all of creation would be restored and made whole. For the Jews, the hope of shalom was wrapped up in the coming of a Savior who would open the door to peace.

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God’s Protection and Delight

Matt Chandler - 12/13/2015

The Book of Zephaniah contains a wonderful and moving description of God's love. We don’t deserve God’s love, but He offers it to us in the gift of Jesus Christ. And nothing can keep us from the joy of the risen King.

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The Refining Love of God

Matt Chandler - 12/6/2015

Sometimes God allows suffering in our lives for our holiness and happiness. In the Book of Malachi, God sent the prophet to deliver a message of hope that still applies to His people today: You were made for better days.

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The Power of Hope - Flower Mound

Josh Patterson - 11/29/2015

Hope is a vision for better days ahead. But hope doesn’t just give us a future vision; it also transforms us in the present. At Advent, we are invited into a journey of real and lasting hope—a hope in Jesus Christ.

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The Power of Hope - Dallas Northway

Mike Dsane - 11/28/2015

Hope is a vision for better days ahead. But hope doesn’t just give us a future vision; it also transforms us in the present. At Advent, we are invited into a journey of real and lasting hope—a hope in Jesus Christ.

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The Power of Hope - Fort Worth

Anthony Moore - 11/28/2015

Hope is a vision for better days ahead. But hope doesn’t just give us a future vision; it also transforms us in the present. At Advent, we are invited into a journey of real and lasting hope—a hope in Jesus Christ.

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The Power of Hope - Plano

Hunter Hall - 11/28/2015

Hope is a vision for better days ahead. But hope doesn’t just give us a future vision; it also transforms us in the present. At Advent, we are invited into a journey of real and lasting hope—a hope in Jesus Christ.

Advent Guide

To help you be intentional with this busy season, we have provided an Advent Guide to walk you and your family through these next several weeks. The guide contains five weeks of Scriptures to read, songs to sing or listen to, questions to answer and activities to do. There are portions to complete on your own, with your family, with your Home Group or other community. We pray it serves you well.

Licensing info:
You are permitted to use the 2015 Advent Guide in your church or ministry for free, as long as you do not change or add to the guide in any way, charge for the guide or use it for any commercial purpose. This nonexclusive, revocable license expires on Dec. 31, 2015.

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Advent Playlist

To help orient your mind and heart toward Jesus Christ this season, we’ve created an Advent playlist for you to listen to on Spotify. The playlist goes along with our Advent Guide and includes the suggested “Songs of the Season” from each week.

Pinterest Board

We’ve created a Pinterest board where you can find ideas, examples and instructions for the fun activities suggested in the “With Your Family” section of the Advent Guide.