Advent Season at Open Door!
Be sure to join us every Sunday morning in December as we take time to understand anew the glory and hope of Christ coming into our world.
During each worship time, we will read John 1:1-14 and hear from different families and individuals in our body on what this passage means for them, in their world, today. This will be a brief, beautiful time together as we reflect on the promise of Emmanuel, God with us. He alone is our hope as we move into 2019!
We encourage you to celebrate and prepare for Advent throughout this month. If you’d like to follow along with Open Door’s themes for Advent, we will share the theme and reflection question after each Sunday. You can use this as a simple guide throughout each week leading up to Christmas. Our scripture passage for the entire Advent season is John 1:1-14.
Dec. 2nd – 1st Sunday of Advent
Theme – Anticipation
Question – How does ‘anticipation’ influence how you experience the Lord?
Dec. 9th – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Theme – Witness
Specific Verses – John 1:6-8
Question – What does it look like to bear witness about the Light (Jesus)?
Dec. 16th – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Theme – Light
Specific Verses – John 1:4-5
Question – Where does it feel dark in my world? How do I let the Light break into my darkness?
Dec. 23rd – 4th Sunday of Advent
Theme – Children of God
Specific Verses – John 1:12-13
Question – How do you experience being God’s child?