advent—celebrating God with us
Advent 2023 is a bit tricky. Christmas Eve falls on Sunday. So Christmas Eve is both the fourth Sunday of Advent and the day to celebrate the revelation of God with us—Christ's Mass.
Advent is meant to re-focus our attention away from materialism and toward the divine. Hope Community begins the Advent season Sunday 11/26. Christmas Eve we gather at 5pm rather than 10am.
Hope. Joy. Peace. Love.
These out-of-this-world qualities materialism can only counterfeit. Cannot truly comprehend. Can never attain. Cannot provide. They are essential for human community and personal thriving. But they will not be found in the material world. They are gifts from God. Gifts any person can receive if they let go of the illusions and false promises of this world.
Advent and Christmas invite you to put your hope in God. Seek peace from relationship with your heavenly Father. Experience joy in the community of Christ. Become a beacon of love, a spring of living water, in this dry and thirsty material world.
Joy, out of this world—12/3 … podcast
Hope, for sure—11/26 … podcast
Thanksgiving—11/19 … podcast
Thankful—11/12 … podcast
Bible ghost story—10/29 … podcast
God is not far from any one—10/22 … podcast
Did Adam & Eve really exist?—10/15 … podcast
Heaven's throne room—10/8 … podcast
I saw the Lord—10/1 … podcast
Seeking dialogue—9/24 … podcast
Ultimate underdog—9/17 … podcast
What authentic church looks like—9/10 … podcast
All the influencers from the Bible—8/27 … podcast
Social justice / Voddie Bauchman … podcast
what Christians believe / autumn 2018
classic podcasts / timeless
sunday monologues conclude with Q&A
Traditionally called a sermon; usually signifying a one-way discourse. However, sermon can be a conversation. As was practiced in the earliest centuries of the church, Sunday sermons conclude with Q&A.