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The Word This Week
We are celebrating Advent, which is the season of waiting as we anticipate the coming of Christ into the world. This year we are meditating on portions of John's gospel in which we read repeatedly that Jesus was "sent" by God to us. We are titling our Advent series "Light of the World" to remind us that John is fond of speaking of Jesus as light sent into the darkness of our lives. This is a powerful and universally appealing image employed to communicate the nature of Christ's person and work. This week we will be looking at John 5 in which Jesus explains how he has been sent to share God's eternal life with us. At one point in the passage Jesus asks a sobering question of a paralytic: "Do you want to be healed?" Christmas is an invitation to experience the wholeness that Jesus offers, and I pray that we will truly desire to be healed by him this season. Pastor Marcus