Today’s world gives us plenty of seasons of concern.  We have had political seasons, health seasons, economic seasons, and seasons of global unrest.  Are you ready for a season of promise?  Would you love to hear about a time of renewal, hope, and joy?  This Advent season gives us the perfect opportunity to remember God’s promises, and fulfillment of those promises through the coming of his Son.  We remember the birth of Jesus and his return in this Season of Promise!


December 3The Promise of Arrival. Jesus is coming! And He is coming to save! Palm Sunday gives us a glimpse of Jesus riding into our lives with the promise of arrival. When He gets here what will that mean? We remember His arrival as a baby in a manger and look forward to celebrating Christmas. We remember His arrival as a king riding into Jerusalem as a God who saves. And this advent season, we remember that Jesus is coming again to usher us into His kingdom in all its fullness.

Weekly Awakening: Are you ready for a season of promise?  What does that look like for you?

December 10 – The Promise of Preparation. Jesus is coming, are you ready? We are in a season of preparation, one that is filled with struggles and challenges as well as promises and hope. How do you prepare for the coming of Jesus? We have so many details that we concern ourselves with getting ready for Christmas. We long for everything to be just right. But what about Jesus’ return? Are you prepared?

Weekly Awakening: How will you prepare this week for Jesus arrival in your life?

December 17The Promise of Witness.  This season, what are you telling the world is important? Is your life centered on yourself, on your own needs and desires, or is there something more? John the Baptist quickly became very popular, yet he consistently pointed to someone else that was coming that was far greater than he. What or who does your life point to? This season, we have the opportunity to point others to the promise of life and salvation that comes from Jesus.

Weekly Awakening: How is your life a living testimony of what Jesus has done for you?

December 24 – The Promise of Life. We have so many difficult seasons in life. We have struggle through seasons of doubts and fears. We endure seasons of illness, death, and mourning. But today we find ourselves in a season that is soaked in hope. With the promise of the birth and return of Jesus, we have hope in everlasting life that is found in the birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and promised return of our savior!

December 31 – The Promise of Salvation. This has been a tremendous season of promises! Our final week in this season focuses on the hope-filled truth that God always keeps his promise! From the very beginning, God promised to send a Savior who would redeem his people for all eternity. God promised Simeon that his eyes would see God’s promise answered. This season, we celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Savior, and we cling to his promise that the Savior will return again to usher in the fullness of the Kingdom of God, the world put right!