HPC – Advent 1: Hope of Forgiveness

Reading Rom 15:7 – 13

Introduction

Welcome to Christmas month! Today we are starting our Advent series leading up to Christmas. Advent is simply the build up to, the anticipation of a big event, or the arrival of someone important. Is not God coming into the world the biggest of all events?

The other day some of us were talking about Christmas as it seems to us in other countries – where, you would think the busiest day is say the day before Christmas – but actually often it’s the day after – as people rush to the shops to exchange what they’ve been given, for something they really want! Sounds terrible doesn’t it? But I think, Christmas is about exchange!


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