Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas, defined by a longing for the coming of King Jesus. We take time to remember how hundreds of generations of people waited for Jesus’ first coming as a baby, while also observing our own longing for the ultimate return of King Jesus. In both cases, we see that everything is not as it should be, and there is only one person who can set it right—Jesus.
The world we live in is full of “audible” evidence for God. We hear the indirect echoes of God’s voice as we walk through nature, experience the love of a friend, and play freely. When we hear these echoes, we are reminded of the way God intended things to be. We are also reminded that we want more of that goodness, but our world is broken and sinful. Things are not always good. Even through the brokenness we hear an echo of what God has called us to be; the way He intends things to be. Today when we hear the echoes, we realize that what we really long for is God Himself—not just the reflection of His voice in His world.
Christmas Eve Services
Next Thursday, December 24 • 3:30, 5, & 6:30pm • Online & In-Person
Jesus came to earth as the fulfillment of everything we’ve longed for. Join us as we remember and celebrate! Use the buttons below to join the stream, to learn more about the safety protocols at our in-person services, or to RSVP for a service (mandatory for attendance).
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Advent Hymn Sing
From What Remains? by John Forney
If you’ve seen the photography in the building, on the livestream, on Instagram, or in your Advent Guide, you’ve probably asked yourself, “what is this about?” or “what’s the connection?” Learn about the artwork series by reading the posts below.
Sunday, December 20, 2020Artwork • Echoes of a Voice Artwork
When we look upon the Lord, in all His splendor and beauty, it brings us truest joy; an unending joy that cannot be taken away.See More ›
Wednesday, December 16, 2020Artwork • Echoes of a Voice Artwork
In Christ, God has already done all the work to make us acceptable; to meet us to transcendence beyond ourselves.See More ›
Monday, December 14, 2020Artwork • Echoes of a Voice Artwork
Christians know how the chasm between God and man is truly, safely crossed. Jesus came to make a way for us to have a relationship with Him.See More ›
Wednesday, December 9, 2020Artwork • Echoes of a Voice Artwork
As Jesus progressively fixes what’s broken inside of each of us, He also gives us a future hope that He will indeed bring complete justice and “rightness” to the world.See More ›
A free guide for personal and family study during this year’s Advent season and the Echoes of a Voice series. You can download a PDF of the guide or have us mail you a physical copy.