Explanation of Advent Sync the first seven minutes of the sermon
Happy New Years!
In the Christian calendar, we are already in the New Year as Advent begins the year for Christ’s birth has cataclysmically restarted human history. As the birth of Christ split human history and reset the counting of years, so the celebration of Christ’s birth begins the counting of the year.
I pray Advent will begin a new year in your life and in our life together as the Church. We will welcome the new year by syncing our lives through practicing the same simple spiritual exercises.
We will pray the same prayer in the same hours, and read the same scripture from the lectionary. When we read from the lectionary we are joining the world-wide Church. Today, in Afrikaans and in Chinese, in Russian and in Swahili, all the brothers and sisters of our Christ-family will be reading the same Psalm. God’s Word unites us. Our prayers bonds us.
So decorate the trees, and order those gifts and wrap them up good but don’t get too wrapped up about them. Prepare your heart for Christ. Christ has come and started a new epoch. Christ is coming and will establish eternity. Let’s get ready.
Early Morning 6am | praying the First Psalms
Morning 9am | praying the Morning Prayer and the Weekly Prayer
“Lord, thank you for making me your family.”
Noon 12pm | praying the Lord's Prayer
Afternoon 3pm | praying the Romans 8 prayer
Early Evening 6pm | praying the Serenity Prayer
Evening Prayer 9pm | the 2nd Palms and the Evening Prayer
Daily Office Lectionary | More Prayers | Life Group Meetings Notes