StoneBridge Community Church
The Unexpected: Advent - Lessons and Carols
StoneBridge Worship Band
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    星期六 5:00 下午, 星期六 6:00 晚上

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Lessons and Carols

The Lessons and Carols service is a traditional Christmas service that takes nine scripture readings and pairs the readings with various Christmas hymns and songs that reenforce the messages of the passages. In nine readings, the service takes us through the fall of humanity, the promise of the messiah and the birth of Jesus. Below are the 9 readings.

Article on Advent

Here is an explanation of what "Advent is."

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GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. Which of the 9 readings helps you understand what God did in Jesus best? What is it about that reading that stands out to you?

2. Which of the 9 readings do you find the most difficult to understand? What is it that you find difficult about this reading?

3. What hopes and expectations do you think Israel had for the Messiah?

4. What hopes and expectations do you have for Jesus in your life?
NEXT STEPS

1. Read the 9 passages over the next week on your own.

2. Take notes about which passages deepen your hope in Jesus.

3. Think of ways to share that hope with others as you celebrate Christmas.

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One way our church family celebrates the holy season is through our special Heart of Christmas offering. This year, The Heart of Christmas offering will be divided between four important ministries that make a difference all year long—IMPACT, Samaritan Center, Sarah’s House, and James Storehouse. For more information on each of these ministries and to make a donation, please click below..

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