Motto: Year of Service

Dearly beloved in Christ,     

Shalom to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

We are entering into the first season of Christian calendar- The Advent season, the season of joy and hope.

Advent- Coming Soon

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning arriving.

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday. In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, Presbyterian and Methodist calendars, Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, this is the Sunday between November 27 and December 3 inclusive. Latin word  adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

Emmanuel – God with us

 Christmas is a time to reflect upon the incarnation of the son of God. We celebrate an event in the human history in which God opened up a new way for us to reach him through a newborn baby called ‘Jesus’. Theologians says Christmas is the event in which God stepped on to the stage of human history to save the fallen humanity, that is why Christmas is the proclamation of good news.      

Emmanuel shows that He came down from Heaven in human flesh. We are surprised when we think of the love God showed by coming down to save us sinners! We are a fallen race. We are a people enslaved in sin. We are under the power of Satan. But God has come down to us, in Christ, to set us free. We have hope because of “God with us” – because of Jesus, our Emmanuel!

Emmanuel means that he is available to all:

 Christmas gives us the message that God is nearer to all.

-       God with us in the flesh – Mathew 1 :18-25

-       God with us as a redeemer – Acts 20:28

-       God with us in all fullness. Col. 2:9

-       God with us as an example. Philip. 2:5-6

-       God with us as a companion. 2 Corinth. 6:16

Jesus is called Savior! Not an example or a teacher, but a Savior! If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent an entertainer. If our greatest need had been military, God would have sent a soldier. If our greatest need had been for justice, God would have sent a judge. But, our greatest need was forgiveness and redemption, and, therefore, God sent a Savior    

“Stay Safe, Stay Healthy”

Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

In Jesus feet, 

Reni Achen

 © Emmanuel CSI Church 2020