Waiting is hard. Think of how you feel when you are waiting for the first day of school, a new job, or presents on your birthday. You’re excited, nervous, and definitely a little impatient. The anticipation you feel makes the time between “now” and “then” go by slowly. You just wish that day would come already! This is how the people of Israel felt. For hundreds of years, Israel waited for their coming King - a Savior who would restore wholeness and bring peace to a broken people group (Isaiah 9:6). Year after year, they clung to the prophecies in Scripture about this new, better King and Kingdom. Generations came and went before Jesus was born. Every year, the church reflects on this time of waiting. We call this season Advent (which means “coming”). In this guide, you will look back and learn what it was like to wait for Jesus, and how to look ahead as we wait now for the new and better Kingdom established for us in heaven.
Inside The Guide
The Advent Guide is broken up into four weeks and includes sermon outlines for each week. Read below for a small insight into each week.