In Advent we prepare for the coming of God – his Incarnation – to us in the person of Jesus Christ. Advent is the four weeks before Christmas, roughly from the end of November to Christmas Eve. Advent is a season of expectation, both joyful and penitent, as we prepare to receive God into our hearts.
We are a weary people overwhelmed by hurricanes, floods, fires, and mass killings. Yet we remember the promise that God will redeem God’s people.
The prophet Isaiah knew the Christ was coming and tried to tell God’s people. Mostly they did not listen. Do we? During Advent 2016, Bishop Gary Lillibridge guides a four-week study, looking at the context in which Isaiah spoke during his time and seeing how his words apply to our lives today.
Mary, the Mother of God – Advent 2015
Presented by Brother James Dennis, the study covers Mary in Scripture and history. It was first presented at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs TX. It is in audio and PowerPoint (in Adobe Acrobat) format.
Watch and Pray (for Advent 2014)
looks in-depth at the lectionary readings for the four Sundays in Advent – the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel readings – in 2014 (year B in the lectionary cycle).