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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Advent - Week 4 - Love

This Advent take time to slow down and embrace the season.

Week 4
This week we light the fourth candle of Advent Wreath. 

"We light this candle to symbolize the gift of God’s love in Jesus Christ."

SLOW DOWN, EMBRACE LOVE.



Questions:
What do you think of when you hear the word "love"?
Who do you think of?

Scripture:
Psalm 89:1-4; 20-26 
"I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David:
'I will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all generations.'" Selah
Then you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said: "I have set the crown on one who is mighty, I have exalted one chosen from the people.
I have found my servant David; with my holy oil I have anointed him;
my hand shall always remain with him; my arm also shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.
I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him; and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
I will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
He shall cry to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!' 

Discussion:
What does steadfast love mean?
What do love and covenant have to do with one another?
What might it mean that God's steadfast love is "established forever"?
What does this have to do with the Advent Season?
Who in your life is an example of this kind of love?

Activity:
Sometime before Christmas, write a note or card to someone who has shown you what it means to be a person of love or who you think is an example of God's love.  
This would be an incredible Christmas gift to give to someone.


May the power of Christ’s love transform our lives.

SLOW DOWN, EMBRACE LOVE.

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