If you’re new to the celebration of Advent, there is a brief introduction at the beginning of this sermon or read this article I wrote for the Calhoun Times last year to learn more. The season of Advent is about waiting for Christ to appear. If the hustle of bustle of season’s greetings, that stretch out from before Halloween to after New Year’s Day, seems a bit much then consider Advent a spiritually healthy alternative.
The first Sunday of Advent is Hope and we light the Prophets’ Candle. The Hebrews waited for hundreds of years for the realization of their hope in Emmanuel. Let’s look again at some of those prophesies, understanding that God has always been faithful concerning his promises and we can be certain in our future hope; he came as promised and will return as promised.