Sunday Preview December 1, 2019
First Sunday of Advent
Lectionary Lessons: Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 24:29-44
Advent is a time of preparation, anticipation, proclamation, and longing for the coming of Christ. Hope is the theme of the first Sunday of Advent lessons. For Isaiah, hope is grounded in God drawing the nations of the world to know and worship him. In the Gospel, we are reminded that the normalcy of life, should not numb our spiritual senses to God’s coming Advent. The Apostle Paul calls us to live as citizens of God’s Advent now, being living testimonies that draw the people of the world to Christ, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy. As people of Jesus’ first advent, we are called to wait for God in hope, sustained by Him. God’s advent is nearing.