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ADVENT 2017 – Asking Better Questions at Christmas

Advent 2017:: Asking Better Questions at Christmas

The goal is to make much of Jesus over the Christmas season. So much so that it affects how we celebrate and talk about Christmas.

 We celebrate Advent in anticipation of Christ. Christmas looks back to the greatest of God’s revealing of His person and plan, Jesus. Christmas looks ahead with the eyes of faith for Christ’s second Advent.

Taking time to think on what it means that God came to be with us has a clarifying effect on our days and weeks leading up to Christmas. At PAXnorth this year we want you to Ask Better Questions this Christmas.

November 26 Introduction to Advent
    
Why and How should We Celebrate  Christmas? [The Promise of Christmas] Micah 5:1-5

Advent Week 1 – December 3
    Why Did Jesus Need to Come to Earth? [The Hope of Christmas] Isaiah 60:1-3; Romans 8:1-3

Advent Week 2 – December 10
    Why did Jesus’ Mom Need to be Virgin? [The Miracle of Christmas] [Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Philippians 2:5-11]

Advent Week 3 – December 17
    What Makes Jesus Superior to Other saviours? [The Grace of Christmas] Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12-21

Advent Week 4 – Christmas Eve
What Does Christmas Mean? [The Surety of Christmas] Isaiah 7:14; 9-6-8; Revelation 19:11-16

Advent – Christmas Day [ a worship at home resource] What is the Greatest Gift We Can Ever Receive? [The Gift of Christmas] Luke 2:1-20