The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Prince of Peace.
Advent is a season of rejoicing in the King who has come and who is coming again. We maintain a dual focus during this season: on the entrance of the Savior into the world and on the anticipation of His coming once more. As the men and women of Israel waited in expectant anticipation for the Messiah to come, the men and women of the church look ahead to the day when He will come again, victorious in His arrival.
This year at Emmaus, our Advent theme comes from the prophet Isaiah. In chapter 9, Isaiah describes the coming of Jesus as a light dawning in great darkness. He also prophesies four titles of the coming Messiah: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.
During our Sunday morning gatherings throughout Advent, we will study these four ‘throne names’ and look at what they reveal about Christ’s character.
Advent at Emmaus will culminate with a Christmas Eve celebration. We will rejoice together, we will pray and remember together, and we will join our hearts together around Messiah come to earth.
Saturday, Dec 24th
700 Parkthrough Street