Advent is the period of the four Sundays before Christmas.
During Advent our worship and preaching emphasises the coming of the Messiah.
In the Old Testament we hear how Israel in worship and in prophetic message looks back on God’s deliverance from Egypt, and looks forward to God’s deliverance again in the Messiah.
We also look back and look forward in our worship and preaching
in the church during Advent.
We look back by celebrating the incarnation of Jesus as Messiah.
We also look forward to His return and the consummation of His Kingdom.
In essence the Advent message is this:-
The Christ who has come will come again.