This week we will be kicking off a new sermon series at Christ Church Mansfield as we focus our attention on Advent and the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. “The joy of God goes through the poverty of the manger and the agony of the cross; that is why it is invincible, irrefutable. It does not deny the anguish, when it is there, but finds God in the midst of it, in fact precisely there; it does not deny grave sin but finds forgiveness precisely in this way; it looks death straight in the eye, but it finds life precisely within it.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Advent is the season where we anticipate the arrival of Christ coming to perfectly redeem, restore, and renew the world, even as we look back and remember His first coming many years ago in Bethlehem.
It is a season of joy, as well as sorrow; of delight as well as expectant longing; for while we wait for the world to come, we experience the world as it is. And yet, we are reminded of a glorious reality – that God invades this world with His presence.
As everything around us is invaded by the Christmas season – from neighborhood decorations, music on the radio, menu items at home or in our favorite restaurants, and even the very clothes and colors we wear – let us remember that it is all a tiny picture of the even greater invasion – God, in Christ, came to earth, to be born of a virgin, in a manger, in order to bring joy to the world!
Come Lord Jesus Come!
Christ Church Mansfield exists to love God, connect people, serve the city, and reach the world with the transforming power of the Gospel in Mansfield, Arlington, Midlothian, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Fort Worth and Dallas TX, and beyond.
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Hark the Herald - Christmas Songs from the Gospel of Luke
This week we will be kicking off a new sermon series at Christ Church Mansfield as we focus our attention on Advent and the coming of Jesus Christ into the... More info at www.mansfieldmagazine.com/events/79405/hark-the-herald-christmas-songs-from-the-gospel-of-luke
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