What is Advent?
Advent is the season during which believers around the world remember Christ’s coming and anticipate His return. We're celebrating Advent at Gateway to help us remember what's important during this Christmas season, when the stresses and distractions often become overwhelming. It's also a way for us to join with our brothers and sisters everywhere in celebrating our Savior.
As part of our Advent observance, we're joining as a church to read Good News of Great Joy by John Piper. This powerful devotional contains readings for Dec. 1 through Christmas Day. Get more info on the devotional here.
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Each Sunday during Advent, we read a passage of Scripture and light a candle. Each of those candles represents the theme of the week.
- Week 1: Hope
- Week 2: Peace
- Week 3: Joy
- Week 4: Love
Check out this video, courtesy of ShiftWorship, for a little deeper look at why the Church observes this season.