Advent - Week 4
Christmas Blessings Princesses!
Just a brief announcement:
· GO! will be taking a short recess to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holiday. GO! Reports will resume Monday, January 7, 2019.
· Continue reading Esther, Chapter 6
· Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Let's continue with our last Week of Advent, Week 4 ~ Love. This week two candles are lit.
1. ADVENT ~ WEEK 4~ Love ("Agape")
Week 1- Remember, Hope, Anticipation Let
Week 2- Preparation, Peace, Faith
Week 3 - Faith, Joy, Hope
The Angel's Candle or the Candle of Love is the fourth candle lit and represents the announcement of the good news! The birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Take a look at the following verses:
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
2. The Fifth Candle
The Christ Candle- (Fifth Candle) is the white candle. Traditionally lit on Christmas Eve this candle reminds us who Jesus was, purity. The spotless lamb that was sent to earth to die for our sins so that that we could have eternal life. Jesus is the light of the world. He has called us, His children to be the salt and light in this world.
Take a look at John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
As taken from our weekly GO! report scripture and reminder, we are called to GO, to be salt and light. Matthew 5:13-17 tells us the following:
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
3. Did You Know?
A couple of years ago we studied the fruit of the spirit. Do you remember the elements of the fruit or the sign language? If not, no worries, just keep reading!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.
Agape, "love"...God's love for us. Jesus' life and death; a willingness to seek the well-being of others no matter how they treat you. An overflow of love is the basis of the fruit. As we become the people that God has called us to be, how can we demonstrate love? How can we demonstrate the fruit of the spirit? This Christmas season as you reflect on your so-far's and plan for your there-too's mediate and pray that God will strengthen you so that you can walk boldly, full of confidence in His love and in the fruit of the spirit.
Luke 6:31 ~ Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Mark 12:31~ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Deuteronomy 6:5 ~ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Oh, princesses of faith...remember
Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy. Without prayer… your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."
Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:
· do things you couldn't;
· feel things you didn't; an
· know things you wouldn't.
GO! PLAYLIST...For your praise and worship:
GO! 12/24/18- New feature, contains a playlist of songs for your praise and worship time.
· Please tell a friend. There's still time to join in!
· See you at GO! on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Stark Library - Innovation Center - 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
· Winter GO! Session 8 ~ Esther, It's Hard Being A Women
Remember, each day is an opportunity for us to...
Lead, Serve and GO!