Dear Hope Fellowship,
The Christmas season is upon us, which means the battle for our hearts has begun. The question is: whose kingdom is going to win- the world’s or God’s?
Over the next month, the world will fight relentlessly to focus our attention upon the stuff we can give (and get!), and it will try to make us feel incomplete without these things. Conversely, God will focus our attention upon His Son, who came to this world to free us from our bondage to selfishness and sin.
This Advent season, what will win? The coming of that new gadget or the coming of the Savior? Over the next four Sundays at Hope, we will be reminding ourselves about the first Advent, even as we are preaching through the final days of Jesus in the gospel of John. Think of it as Christmas and Easter bundled together. This would be a wonderful time to invite someone to church to hear the greatest story ever told
This Sunday, we’ll be in John 18, where the truth of Jesus’ kingdom will be contrasted with the error of the world’s. Jesus will be betrayed, denied, and arrested, but that is not the end of the story.
Join us as we remember why this is the “most wonderful time of the year.”