Advent Readings

Good News of Great Joy

Yesterday we began the Advent season at Charles River Church (begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas).  Advent, which means “coming” or “arrival”, is about celebrating and longing for the coming of Jesus.  Well, it’s Monday morning.  Will you put off Advent until the next Sunday when we worship again corporately? OR will you make Jesus the treasured center of your Advent season, daily?  Desiring God has put together a great resource to help you press into Jesus this Advent Season.  Download the eBook: Good News of Great Joy.

Advent 2012

AdventChurch Family,

This Sunday we begin the Advent season.  Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming” or “arrival” and focuses in on the coming of Christ. In this season we celebrate the first advent of Christ and anticipate His second.  We want to spend this season as a church remembering, rejoicing, giving sacrificially as He gave, preparing, and longing for His return.  As you gather together through this season, be mindful of Advent.  As you converse with neighbors, co-workers, and family, seek to give more than wrapped gifts, give the Gospel. There is no greater gift.  Come on Sunday with prepared hearts!

Grateful to celebrate this Advent with you,


Verse by Verse Through James

Charles River Church is in the middle of a 10-week series through the book of James. We love moving verse by verse through books of the Bible on Sunday mornings. Here are some of the benefits that we have found from this kind of preaching:

  • It enables our church family to prepare for Sunday since we know what text we will be in.
  • It keeps the preacher from soapbox preaching. Truth is well all have areas we love to harp on.
  • It forces us to preach the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).  If it’s next in the text, we’re looking at it.

This has been a strong season of investigating authentic Christian living from the brother of Jesus.  To catch a sermon in this series check out the CRC Media Player.