Simplify Christmas – Celebrate Christ!
Advent 1 – “Coming!”
How does celebrating Christ simplify Christmas?
Colossians 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
Simplicity comes through clarity of focus even for Christmas!
Advent – Coming!
We celebrate Jesus – our Advent God – the Coming One – God on the move – towards us!
3 Advents- He came then – He comes now – He will come again …
No matter where we find ourselves He is on the move to rescue! Let Him!
This week’s Remember Verse:
Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.
Luke 19 38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Psalm 24 7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
How? Raise your Gaze! Focus on Christ as you simplify Christmas by using Advent Devotion booklet and the following Scriptures that coincide with today’s Advent sermon, “Coming”. Enjoy!
Monday – Colossians 3:1-4
Tuesday – Psalm 24
Wednesday – Luke 19:28-40
Thursday– John 12:12-19
Friday – Revelation 3:19-22
Saturday – Psalm 118:19-29
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