There are three meanings of 'coming' that Christians describe in Advent. The first, and most prevalent, was the coming of the Messiah about 2000 years ago as Jesus came into the world as a baby to live as a man and die for all mankind. The second meaning is what happens each time Jesus is welcomed into a person’s life instantly, radically, and eternally transforming them from death to life. And the third will happen in the future when Jesus comes back to the world as King and Judge, not a baby.
From the prophecies concerning Christ’s birth, life and death; to the stories surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection; to the prophecies of Christ’s imminent return in the clouds for His redeemed bride – the church, Christmas and Advent is about Jesus. This “Advent”—His “coming” is given to us so that we can reflect upon the gift we’ve been afforded through Christ. We have been given life over death; victory over failure; deliverance over defeat; love over lust; peace over panic; hope over helplessness!
So, our focus—our vision for 2019 is quite simple— POINTING PEOPLE TO JESUS! The gift we’ve been given is free for everyone and anyone. Our job and privilege is to do all we can, while we can, for as long as we can to introduce as many as we can to Christ!
We hope to reach your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your colleagues, but we cannot do it without your participation. So, we invite you to join the movement and Point People to Jesus in 2019!