How and Why are we being Intentional about Advent this year? (3rd of 3 Intro to Advent posts)
How are we being intentional this year?
Starting on December 1st through 24th, there will be daily Advent readings and posts. You can download an Advent reading calendar HERE. Coloring page copies and bookmarks are available at the church.
Over the four Sundays in December, there are going to be
Christmas-focused sermons that move from Genesis 3 through Luke 2.
On December 11th, the keyword is Promise. Pastor Jory will be preaching on the promise
of a savior.
On December 18th , the keyword is Prophecy. Pastor Jason will be preaching on the wait
for a savior.
On December 25th the keyword is Presence. Pastor Brett will be preaching on the birth
of the Savior, Emmanuel, God with us.
Why we are being intentional this year?
“If we want to give our children the gift of clearer gospel understanding this
Christmas, we must put more thought into how we lead them than we put into
buying gifts and making Pinterest crafts.”
While an Advent theme, may not become an annual part of the Trinity’s December calendar, focusing our hearts and minds on Jesus needs to be a part of each of our daily lives all the time.
Truth78, which has helped our children and family ministry, has a podcast episode entitled An Intentional Advent. The podcast hosts talk about Advent in their families and the opportunity we all have to disciple the next generation this Advent season and beyond. They refer to The Good News of Great Joy Advent book. You may choose to use this or another devotional for your family. But we want to encourage you to join the Trinity church family for the Bible reading and themes we will be meditating on this Christmas season.