Devotional Introduction: November-December 2015
As we enter the end of the calendar year, we also enter Advent, a season in which we wait upon the Lord. So much of our culture focuses on ostentatious excess in the holiday season, on buying things we don’t need and can’t afford with loud celebration, as if we can party our way to feeling good about ourselves. Instead, Advent brings a welcome time of waiting and longing for our Savior. It reminds us that we cannot save ourselves, but God has already sent his Christ in Jesus of Nazareth. As a watchman waits in the night for dawn, so we anticipate remembering Jesus’ birth as well as his coming again. Come Lord Jesus!
In December, Pastor Norman Visser explores with us waiting
in Advent. We’ll look to biblical examples of what it means to wait upon and
long for the Kingdom of God to come fully.
But first, in November, Pastor Henry Kranenburg walks us
through the first half of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Roman church,
showing us how to live in Rome not as the Romans do, but as people who wait on
May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s word!