Advent is an unusual word.
For people who live in ‘church world’ – Advent is a season of time within the church year. It’s the season prior to Christmas, it’s the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. But Advent is actually not just a season of time, but it has great significance for ‘who’ and ‘what’ we are about.
The word Advent itself comes from the Latin – adventus.
ad – means ‘to’ and venire – means ‘come’.
So Advent, adventus, is all about arrival. It’s about the arrival of someone or something important.
And in Christian theology it is about both the first and the second coming of Christ. It’s about his arrival at Bethlehem, and it’s about his arrival as judge when he comes again.
Here’s the Worship Intro Video from Advent Week 1.
Check back here each week during Advent to find the worship intros from each Sunday 9am service.
With the arrival of Jesus, four key Biblical themes were fulfilled: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.