Light and Christmas are often intertwined—all through December, we see lights on houses, in windows, and around Christmas trees. This Advent at City Church our sermon series will be Light of the World. Light and darkness are seen throughout the Bible. Creation begins in foreboding darkness but is quickly transformed by God’s first act of creation, bringing light into the darkness. We see the darkness and light motif in Isaiah. John, in the New Testament, borrows language from the creation event to introduce Jesus as that light that shines in the darkness. In fact, Jesus referred to himself as the light of the world and encouraged his followers to view themselves as a city of light. While the Bible begins in darkness, it ends in eternal light. That our future is unmistakably bright can bring hope into the darkest moments of our present experience.
This Advent, City Church will worship in person each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Axelrad in Midtown Houston. All services will be live streamed and available online after the service. Please consider inviting someone to hear more about the true Light of the World.