Seeking A King: Advent 2019

Eric Costanzo 

During this special season of the year, we give thanks for many things. Our prayer for you and your family this season is that we will all make the most out of each day we are given.

Centuries ago, our predecessors in the Church, developed the season of Advent as part of the liturgical calendar. Advent means an “arrival,” or the “coming” of someone who is expected and has been long-awaited. The First Advent of Christ took place when Jesus, the Christ was born, and “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.”

As followers of Jesus the Christ two thousand years later, we celebrate the Good News of His birth that is for the entire world. As Simeon proclaimed when he held the child Jesus:

“For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel” (Luke 2:30-32).

Advent has a beautiful rhythm to it, and its purpose is to help ground our hearts in the true meaning and message of Christmas. To help you in your journey, our staff has prepared weekly devotional videos that you can view on our website at We will also share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We also encourage you to pick up a copy of The Characters of Christmas and read it along with our study. There are coloring pages for children and study questions to accompany the book as well.

As we celebrate Advent this year we are “Seeking A King” – the only truly Good King who brings perfect hope and peace to the entire world: Jesus Christ.

May we experience and celebrate ALL the words of Advent this entire season: Hope…Love…Joy…Peace…Christ. 

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