Happy New Year! Well, for those of us following the church calendar we join millions of Christians around the globe in celebrating the start of the new liturgical year, beginning with ADVENT, the leading up to Christmas.
This year at 3rdplace we will be doing thing a bit differently, where in the past we have released little booklets for each season, this year we are joining the podcast phenomenom and loading up the meditations and liturgical guides as audio. Liturgy on the go, how about that?
Here is a link to the accompanying pdf with links etc. Enjoy, if you like it, share it, and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
EMPIRES OF DIRT AND GRACE /// ADVENT
Welcome to EMPIRES OF DIRT AND GRACE, our theme for this new liturgical year. Our focus will be two
fold throughout this year, and yet both pieces concern identity:
“God is Emmanuel, ‘God with us.’ He has become one of us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, as God is with us, having ‘become flesh,’ we are new creations, made in the image of the Trinity, capable and called to create new worlds ourselves, starting deep within our own souls, empires of dirt and grace. Advent reminds us that God has drawn near – and that we are no longer isolated and alone.”
“We are worlds, we are bodies, empires of dirt and grace. Silhouettes and reflections, caught in His holy flame. Beneath our skin, a new creation. The night is done, our chains are broken. The time has come, the wait is over. The King is here, and His Name is Jesus” (Hillsong United, “Empires”).
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