Tagged: “Advent”

Family Advent Guide

Throughout the month of December, we will be celebrating Advent and lighting a new candle each Sunday at the beginning of our worship service. Help your family understand a little more about why we are doing this and what this all has to do with Christmas. Download your own Family Advent Guide courtesy of LifeWay […]

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Joy to the World – Advent Devotional

Advent is for adoring Jesus Christ. It is an annual season of patient waiting, hopeful expectation, soul-searching and calendar watching for many churches, individuals and families. There is no biblical mandate (instruction) in Scripture to observe Advent. It’s an optional thing – a tradition that developed over the course of church history as a time […]

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God With Us Is Jesus

Merry Christmas and Blessed Advent! We’ve been anticipating Christmas, the arrival of Jesus. And you with kids can certainly feel the anticipation at its peak! Now we prepare for Christmas Eve, on the verge of the celebration of the arrival of Jesus, our Savior, the light of the world, Emmanuel, God with Us. Join us tonight, […]

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God With Us Brings Peace

Let me encourage you in this final week of Advent to look for Jesus Christ, even when the winds blow and the storms swirl around you. In the midst of whatever life holds this week, remember that Jesus comes in power as the Prince of Peace, always with us, restoring us to God through wholeness […]

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God With Us Brings Joy

Joy is a lot like puppies. Fortunately, it’s not as hairy and doesn’t make a mess, but joy is boundless and uncontainable. Joy overflows, and when you’ve experienced joy, you want to share it with someone else—or as many people as you can. Joy is contagious! Joy bubbles over and touches everyone it comes in […]

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God With Us Brings Love

Down through the ages people have been inspired and moved and confused and intrigued and motivated by love—and trying to understand it (mostly men, right?). The Hallmark movies tap into these romantic themes of love and Christmas. Have you ever thought about the story of Mary and Joseph as a love story? Sure, you know […]

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God With Us Brings Hope

Hope is the fuel of faith and dreams. And hope is what we celebrate on this first Sunday of Advent. There is hope for those who seek God. “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;” – Isaiah 55:6 Our hope for today and for the future is secure […]

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Preparing for Advent

Join us at FBC through the month of December as we celebrate the Advent (Coming) of Jesus Christ the Messiah. Each Sunday morning we will light another candle of the Advent wreath and hear the Word of God proclaiming the Good News for all people. Be sure you don’t miss these important reminders of the […]

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The Advent Wreath

The Symbolism of the Advent Wreath The Advent wreath is circular in shape. The circle is a symbol of eternity. It has no beginning or end, reminding us of God’s unending love for us. It is made of evergreens, which are a sign of life in an otherwise lifeless winter. They point to new life […]

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What is Advent?

Advent at FBC Celebrate Advent with us this December as we prepare for and look forward to celebrating Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus” which means “arrival” or “coming,” particularly the arrival of something or someone of great significance. The season of Advent is a period of both reflection and celebration. […]

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