Advent - A Son is Given
The church has been observing Advent during this time of year for at least sixteen centuries. Advent is a latin word translated into English as “coming." This is a season of reflection on both the first and second coming of our Lord Jesus to earth. Historically, beginning with the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day, the first two Sundays of Advent emphasized repentance in preparation for the second coming of Christ. The next two Sundays re-enacted the anticipation of the incarnation of the Son of God leading to Christmas Day.
This year at North, we want to try something a little different. Rather than emphasize the first and second advents of Jesus, we want to focus on the time in between, the space in which we now live. We will be concentrating on the Kingship of Jesus through the lens of on Old Testament prophecy made six and a half centuries before his first coming. We want to better understand the Kingdom of God here and now, and what it means to live as loyal subjects of King Jesus.
So please join us on Sundays during the month December as we explore Isaiah 9:1-7. Through this series, we will challenge each other to grow together under the rule of the King who is the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, our Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. We will sing seasonal songs and enjoy traditional New Mexican Christmas foods. And most importantly, we will worship the Son who is our most treasured gift.