What is the main message of Christmas?
It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. Sure, enjoy the season but remember to rejoice as well! After all, the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of God’s ultimate gift: the birth of Jesus, the Christ child.
What are the themes of Advent?
Other variations of the themes celebrated on each of the four Sundays include: The Prophets’ Candle, symbolizing hope; the Bethlehem Candle, symbolizing faith; the Shepherds’ Candle, symbolizing joy; the Angel’s Candle, symbolizing peace. Hope–Peace–Joy–Love. Faithfulness–Hope–Joy–Love.
What are the four messages of Advent?
The four traditional advent themes for the four advent Sundays are:
- God’s people -The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.
- The old testament prophets – The Candle of Peace.
- John the Baptist – The Candle of Love.
- Mary the mother of Jesus – The Candle of Joy.
Why is Christmas a season of joy?
Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done. We find the real joy of Christmas when we make the Savior the focus of the season. Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, He came forth from heaven to live on earth as mortal man and to establish the kingdom of God.
What do you say when lighting Advent candles?
Voice 2: As Advent dawns, God of all hope, shine your light on the story of the saints who journeyed before us. May the seeds they planted in the world – peace, joy, love – take hold in our hearts and stretch towards the light. All: We light a candle for hope. May it light the way.
What are the four candles?
On each of the four Sundays preceding Christmas, an Advent candle is lit. The 4 candles of Advent names are hope, love, joy, and peace, representing the virtues Jesus brought us.