Prepare Him Room | Advent 2018

Welcome to the Christmas season at GraceCity!

Advent and Christmas Eve Schedule 2018

Sundays this December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
Sunday Service: 10:00am
GC Youth (middle and high schooler): 10:00am
Children’s Church (birth-5th grade): 10:00am

Christmas Eve Service 4:00pm

Advent — a season so full, often over-full, bursting with exhausting activity — hardly room for anything else. Lay aside for a moment your Christmas to-do lists and imagine together that very first Christmas.

We know this story, but when we see it as it really was, it seems so off. Luke writes quietly of this scene saying,“There was no guest room available for them”. No room? No room for the Maker of the world? The cosmic incongruity stuns us.

“Surely we can find some room somewhere!”we shout.

Can we?

After all, there are the Christmas lists, the half-trimmed tree, the holiday movie paused, and pans in the sink. Hardly room for anything else.

But remember the reality of the holy, homeless mother and child. Bustling and bursting Bethlehem had no room for the first advent of Jesus.

This Advent season, “let every heart prepare him room.”

Prepare for Advent at GraceCity with these four study guides that follow along with the sermon series.

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Released in the week before the corresponding sermon, these guides written by GraceCity small group leaders are meant to spur reflection and conversation in order to engage with the Christmas story in a deeper way. To participate with others, join a GraceCity small group for the holiday season.  For more information on times and locations, email smallgroups@gracecitybaltimore.org

“Prepared Journey”, Corey Barnes
Matthew 2:1 – 11
December 2, 2018