The word “advent” is rooted in a Latin word simply meaning, “coming”. Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ. This side of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we are able to celebrate this season of advent in two distinct ways. We look back and identify with those that awaited and longed for the arrival of the Messiah foretold to them. We do this from a perspective infused with knowing that God, in His faithfulness, provided that Messiah in Jesus, just as the Scriptures prophesied. We also look ahead, in expectation and longing for the second coming of Christ.
We invite you and your family to join us in celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth as we see the fullest picture of God’s hope, peace, joy and love–Truly Awakening the Wonder inside us all!
At Illuminate, we will be celebrating this season in our Gatherings and Community Groups with the message series, “Awaken Wonder“. We will also be reading an Advent focused reading plan created to be done with your family, or individually, beginning on December 1st and ending on December 24th. You can follow the link below to read it online, or within the YouVersion app. (You can create a free account to participate)
Click Here to Join us in reading the 121 Advent Devotional or Search “121 Advent” in the YouVersion App
Dates & Message Titles
December 2: A Thrill of Hope
December 9: Perfect Peace
December 16: Joy Unspeakable
December 23: Love, The Key to Everything