There are many churches that celebrate the coming of Jesus on the four Sundays before Christmas. I’m going to explore the meaning of each Sunday. The four different meanings are hope and faith, peace, love, and joy. The first is hope and faith. God has always given man hope of salvation. Throughout history, God has intervened in the affairs of man to provided hope of deliverance, provisions, and the promise of salvation. In the coming of Jesus, God provided the answer to His promise to mankind. Hope is where God starts first. We must have hope before it turns into faith. The people, 2000 years ago, hoped for a Messiah to come and deliver them. Now we have hope of His 2nd coming. Because faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of thing not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) And with hope, we are not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5). We look to the future and God’s promise of Jesus’ return. So, we celebrate Christmas, God’s promise that He made to Adam, man. Hope is very necessary for us to have. Without it, we would never believe God. It is up to us to look at what God has done for us and understand how much He has done. For this reason, we need to make Jesus the center of our Christmas celebration and hope for the future.
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