Advent 2013 ~ B-sides

advent b-sides

Advent 2013

Join us this Advent season as we turn our hearts, heads & hands towards the Christ of Christmas. 

This year's Advent sermon series is entitled:  The Christmas B-sides ~ major songs from minor characters
The theme verse is from Luke's Gospel, chapter 1:78-79.

"...because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Luke introduces us to some less-known characters in chapters 1 & 2 ~ simple folk who offer profound songs & prayers surrounding Christs birth.  May we grow in grace, in hope, in peace and in joy as they help connect us to Christ in our past, Christ in our future, and Christ in our present.

DATE       PRAYER SONG & CHARACTER            TEXT                      CHORUS
Dec 8       Guide us ~ the song of Zechariah           Luke 1:67-79          Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Dec 15     Enlighten us ~ the song of Simeon         Luke 2:25-35         Light & Life to all he brings
Dec 22     Save us ~ the song of Anna                     Luke 2:36-38         God and sinners Reconciled
Dec 24     Receive us ~ the song of the Spirit          Luke 2:8-20           Gloria!  In Excelsius Deo!

The Song of Anna

Speaker: Johannes Gebhardt
Text: Luke 2:36-38
Date: December 22, 2013


The Song of Simeon

Speaker: Pastor Kristian Martens
Text: Luke 2:20-35
Date: December 15, 2013


The Song of Zechariah

Speaker: Pastor Kristian Martens
Text: Luke 1:67-80
Date: December 8, 2013


2013 Advent Guide
An Advent reader for individual, family & community group use.
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If the Real Story is Told...
Advent resources from First Baptist Church, Vancouver
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