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Prepare Him Room – An Advent Emphasis
During the Christmas season, we are busy people. We rush from one program to the next, from store to store, from one activity to another. We rush to prepare for Christmas but fail to prepare for Christ. Like that first Christmas in Bethlehem, there is simply ‘no room’ left for Jesus.
What if there was another way? What if we were not drained by the hustle and bustle but filled with joy and peace? What if we learned to enjoy Christ and not only the season? There is a way, but we must ‘prepare Him room.’
One way God’s people have ‘prepared Him room’ throughout the centuries is through the celebration of Advent. This season at West Park, we will engage in a very special Advent emphasis, Prepare Him Room. This emphasis is designed to help us prepare Him room @ Church and @ Home.
Prepare Him Room @ Church
Beginning December 7, we will begin a sermon series entitled, Prepare Him Room. This series focuses on the promises of Christ’s birth and their fulfillment in His coming. This four-part series will culminate on December 24 with a special Christmas Eve service.
Prepare Him Room @ Home
@ Home Worksheets
To help students and adults treasure Christ, we will provide weekly bulletin inserts that will help prepare hearts for the coming Prepare Him Room message. These worksheets include weekly Scripture readings, discussion starters and application questions. These same worksheets will be available in future editions of The Pulse and online.
@ Home Devotional
To help families with young children treasure Christ, we will make available the Prepare Him Room family devotional. This four-week devotional corresponds to the themes of the Sunday sermon series. Prepare Him Room is full of songs, activity ideas as well as an original Christmas story. The devotional is designed for children in pre-school through elementary grades and will be available for purchase at a cost of $10 in the Welcome Center and Children’s Center beginning Sunday, November 23.