Advent 2018   “Family Matters”

 Summary:   The themes of Advent (hope, peace, joy, and love) will be applied to common matters of family life (grief, conflict, traditions, forgiveness) in this four week Advent sermon series. The season concludes on Christmas Eve in which we celebrate the life that God offers to us through the gift of Jesus.

December 2   Theme: Finding hope in the midst of family grief

Jeremiah 33:14-16  Luke 21:25-36

December 9   Theme: Finding peace in the midst of family conflict

Malachi 3:1-4  Luke 3:1-6

December 16  Theme: Finding joy in family traditions

Zephaniah 3:14-20  Luke 3:7-18

December 23  Theme: Finding love by offering forgiveness

Micah 5:2-5a  Luke 1:39-45

December 24  Theme: Finding life in the gift of Jesus

Luke 2:1-20