Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

From Generation to Generation… Advent sermon series

Sundays // 10 a.m.
November 27- January 1

Despite the challenges and vulnerability she faced, Mary could glimpse the scale and scope of the good news she was part of bringing forth. This good news transcends time and space—it was and is bigger than just her. Christ is coming for collective liberation: God’s redemption is at work for years to come. Therefore, the promise is meant to be lived out and passed on from generation to generation.

We are invited to look at the characters in our scriptures and wonder: What did each character pass on or contribute? How did each character participate in God’s liberation and love? Which characters try to thwart God’s justice and what can we learn from them? What is our role now? What is our generation’s task? What will we carry forth, and what should we leave behind?

The root word of “generation” is “gen” meaning “origin” or “birth.” Our theme is also a call to action: what are we being called to generate or bring forth? What have your ancestors and those who have come before you passed on for you to continue? Who are the spiritual elders in your community who planted the seeds for the things that are now blooming? What seeds are you planting for the future?

From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together.

In the midst of narratives, policies, and rhetoric designed to divide us, what does it look like to practice belonging to one another?

The work of God is always unfolding— in and through us.

This Advent season, how will we carry it forth?


ADVENT CRAFTS

Each week of Advent, the Children’s Ministry Team will provide a different craft related to our Advent theme, From Generation to Generation. All ages are invited to create these crafts during, which will be located in the Prayground. You are invited to either take your craft home with you or place it on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary. Contact Erin Tyler for more information.