As we begin our Advent journey, we light the first Advent candle, and it is the Candle of Hope. Please take a few minutes and meditate on the gift of Hope. Perhaps you can begin an Advent journal and answer a few of these questions about Hope, and what it means to you.
What is HOPE?
Why is Hope important in your life?
Why is Hope important to God?
What is the power of Hope?
How does Hope affect our lives?
Why is it important to never lose Hope?
What does the Bible say about Hope?
Please see below our first Advent Devotional for 2021.
“Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures.”
— Romans 15:4
May you find blessings in this Advent journey!
1Sunday, November 28, 2021
ADVENT - ADVENTURE
The words look a lot alike. How do they relate? Advent: Something or someone is coming. Adventure: What turns an event into an adventure? We are moving toward something. Our Advent becomes an adventure.
What constitutes an adventure?
EXCITEMENT: exploring outside our comfort zone onto an unknown path.
QUEST: not wandering; seeking something.
RISK: not knowing what may happen.
TRANSFORMATION: allowing the adventure to do something to us. Let's decide to intentionally experience this Advent as an Adventure quest for a face-to-face encounter with the King. Starting now!
Rev. Dr. Ann Paton
(Walt Baughman’s aunt)