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A WORD TO A WEARY WORLD

(Editor’s Note: “A Word to a Weary World” was published on the first day of Advent by Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. John Whitten is lead pastor of The Gathering at the church) By JOHN WHITTEN Our world is weary. We tire of the depressive headlines, divisive tactics, and depleting challenges. Our world is weary. In the thirty-third chapter of the

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A KING FOR ALL SEASONS

By OMER HANCOCK Waiting makes life difficult. Some people have two seasons of the year. One is the Christmas season. The other – waiting for Christmas. Yes, waiting isn’t easy. Threaded throughout the Old Testament and the Intertestamental period (between the Old Testament and the New Testament) God’s covenant people continued to accelerate their hope in waiting for the Messiah, the anointed one, the

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ADVENT FOCUSES ON THREE COMINGS OF CHRIST

By BISHOP MICHAEL SIS The English word “advent” comes from the Latin word “adveniens,” which refers to an arrival, entry, or coming. The one who is coming is Jesus Christ. There are really three “comings” of Christ: in history, in mystery, and in majesty. These take place in the past, the present, and the future. The season of Advent focuses

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