Therefore the Lord himself
will give you a sign:
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,
and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 NIV

Advent Sermon Series
To the Christian, Advent means The Lord is coming. This is the promise the faithful have clung to since the fall into sin. 

Eve longed for the day when her offspring would crush the serpent’s head under his heel. Israel longed for the covenant God made with his people to be fulfilled. Even creation is longing in eager expectation for the revealing of the Sons of God. 

The Lord is coming has been the theme of humanity and creation for our entire history of brokenness.  The advent of Jesus Christ is our hope even now. 

In the meantime we reflect upon, personally live and look forward to the Lord’s advent in our lives. 
All of Life is an (advent)ure.

Advent Week 3

The Ordinary (advent)ure
Using Joseph and Mary as parents of the Christ, we will reflect on what Christ’s coming means for us who serve out basic vocations in life.  Starting with parents and the way the Lord is coming through their work, we will discuss how Jesus is coming to his creation through the vocations we serve.

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From the Pastor's Laptop...

Life is an (advent)ure - for everybody. There are ups and downs and all arounds.
There are moments of incredible joy and moments of unbearable grief. There are days when we feel like we get it and days where we wonder what planet we live on. There are days when we feel like we are living in the groove of God's will and other days when we feel lost in the woods. Life is an (advent)ure.

Or...maybe another way to think about all of this is; The (advent)ure is life.
This is the way we as Christians look at it. The advent of Jesus Christ is upon us, both now and in the future. Which means life is upon us. Not the kind of life the world understands, but true life. A New life. A Life in Christ.

Everything we experience all that we enjoy of suffer, the daily callings of the ordinary - All of life finds purpose and meaning in Jesus. He has come. He is coming again. And this (advent)ure is life.

Please join us for our midweek advent services. Bring someone else with you. Ask them, "Do you want to know life?" Ask them, "Do you want an adventure?"

Then promise them what Jesus promises...

The (advent)ure of the Christ is life.

Pastor Guy Roberts
P.S. I invite you to watch my Sermon from Advent Week 2: The Coming (advent)ure. He is coming and when He comes, we shall realize what was lost.

The Roberts family

Zion Lutheran Church welcomes Pastor Guy Roberts (as Lead Pastor), his wife, Emily, and their sons, Zane and Jaxon to their church family. Pastor Guy commenced his leadership in October of 2014.

Pastor Guy Roberts grew up in the state of Oregon. He studied theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and most recently, pastored the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church in West Bend, Wisconsin.

His wife, Emily, grew up in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, studied nursing at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and has worked as a Registered Nurse.

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