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Reflections from Pastor Jennifer

We have all been there - questioning our reason for being born into this time, into this family, into this situation. The answer is so simple. We were created for God's glory. Yet the execution of that purpose can seem complicated. I encourage you to search out the Scriptures for what actions and attitudes bring glory to God. Write them down, circle the ones that give you the most trouble and ask the Spirit to help you grow in those areas.

Gideon Conversations

Join us the next two Wednesdays, Nov 30 and Dec 7 at 6:45 for the training on how to best share your testimony. We will have refreshments and our Zoom will be on if you want to join virtually.

The trainer asked us to be prepared in two ways: 1) write down 2-3 sentences to describe your personal testimony. This is an exercise to help us become more comfortable sharing what God has done for us. 2) download the Gideon's Bible App - this is the android link - this is the apple link


What is it, and how do we celebrate?

Some people may know that the Advent season focuses on expectation and think that it serves as an anticipation of Christ’s birth in the season leading up to Christmas. This is part of the story, but there’s more to Advent. Advent symbolizes the present situation of the church in these “last days” (Acts 2:17, Hebrews 1:2) as God’s people wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. The church is in a similar situation to Israel at the end of the Old Testament: in exile, waiting and hoping in prayerful expectation for the coming of the Messiah. Israel looked back to God’s past gracious actions on their behalf in leading them out of Egypt in the Exodus, and on this basis, they called for God once again to act for them. In the same way, the church, during Advent, looks back upon Christ’s coming in celebration while at the same time looking forward in eager anticipation to the coming of Christ’s kingdom when he returns for his people.
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