Gaudete forms and shapes our understanding of Advent and Christmas by teaching us that true joy is found only in Christ.
Entonces, ¡Regocíjate en el Señor siempre; repito: Regocíjate (Filipenses 4:4)!
Christmas carols invite us—and through them we invite others—to the place where Jesus is sure to be found: in His Word read and preached, the Word with water, bread, and wine, the Word sung by choirs and children.
Advent gives us the hope of a King who not only came to us in a dingy stable, but comes to us now in Word and Sacrament and will come again in glory on the Last Day.
The world around us has brought American Christianity to a crossroads. Will we decorate our churches for Advent and Christmas or make a difference in the world?
This edition starts with articles about Advent and also addresses topics such as how the Christian keeps Christ in Christmas.
Concordia Publishing House is offering pastors a free, downloadable planning guide designed to help them with their preparations for Advent.