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