Pastor Allen’s theme for this series of Advent sermons is “When Jesus Enters Your World.” His prayer for the season is that Jesus will present Himself in our lives in a fresh way. This first week we are invited to consider the importance of HOPE, founded on the promises of God, as a spiritual force in our lives.
God is preparing a people in the earth. In this second week of Advent, Pastor Allen helps us understand two aspects of preparation—God’s preparation for us and our readiness to respond.
This week we look at joy—its place in our lives and its significance to us. Pastor Allen compares the pursuit of pleasure and happiness, which are temporary, with lasting contentment that comes through being rooted in the promises of God. Our joy is made complete through our willingness to persevere in faith.