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SUBJECT: “EMBRACING HOLY ADVENT WHOLLY.” PT. 1”

“Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won't be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple.” 2 Timothy 2:15

First Sunday of Advent

There is a knowing that all Saints Of GOD should know about Holy Advent. The word Advent comes from the Latin term adventus, meaning "arrival" or "coming," particularly the coming of something of great importance. Advent season is a time of joy-filled, anticipatory celebration of the arrival of Jesus Christ and a preparatory period of repentance and meditation. It is the season of expectation that benefits all Christians who choose to celebrate it.


This sacred time of the year is infused with commemorating and highlighting four Christmas Fruits centered around the arrival of JESUS. Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy are the Advent Fruit. It is this wonderful time of the year that many Christian denominations choose not to celebrate. Simply because they view Advent as belonging to a denomination that is different from theirs. However, commemorating Holy Advent sheds spiritual insight into the Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy of the Christmas season.


Each fruit refers to the four weeks leading up to Christmas with a different theme. It is the season to focus on JESUS and celebrate His arrival in the hope of his ultimate return. December is the month that Holy Advent is celebrated. Each Sunday, a different Advent Fruit is highlighted to focus on. Today is week 1, so we celebrate the Advent Fruit of Hope. It represents the anticipation of JESUS’ arrival that was prophesied by the Old Testament Prophet Isaiah and others.


WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF CELEBRATING ADVENT.

 

Remember:

As Saints of GOD focusing on Hope reminds us of the coming of JESUS for the first time.


Prayer:

Dear Heavenly FATHER,

Thank you for the season of Holy Advent. May every Advent Fruit be spiritually nurturing for our souls so that we can grow in Hope and expectation of JESUS’ second return. -Amen, in JESUS' name.


O. M. Nugget:

“HOLY ADVENT IS FOR ALL CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD.”


Expository Reading:

  • Isaiah 9:2-6 


Food For Thought:

At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.” – Mother Teresa, Love: A Fruit Always in Season


O Ministries Inc. Strong At Work 2023


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