This Sunday marks the first Sunday of the
Advent season. We will light a candle each
week of Advent leading up to Christmas Eve,
when we will light all five Advent candles.
The first candle symbolizes hope.
Throughout the Old Testament period,
believers in God’s promise of a Messiah
looked forward to His coming with hope,
longing for relief from their sins, from their
enemies, and ultimately from death itself.
Jesus our hope was born to die for our sins,
and now we wait expectantly in hope for His
This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Stuart Scott as our guest preacher. Dr. Scott is a Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master's University's Graduate Program in Santa Clarita, CA. He has written and co-written several books, including The Exemplary Husband, Killing Sin Habits: Conquering Sin with Radical Faith, Biblical Manhood: Masculinity, Leadership, and Decision Making, and Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God's Resources in Scripture. I pray you are blessed by our time together in worship this week
As we gather for worship, we are all aware of how momentous this week is in American politics. But as momentous as the 2020 election is, something even greater happens every week when we meet for worship because the King of kings speaks to us through His Word and accomplishes His will that will stamp eternity. I pray our time of worship will encourage your heart and equip you to navigate the week with grace, joy, and peace, so that Desert Hills might continue to shine brightly with the glory of the gospel of Christ, whatever God's providence may hold.