Advent, the first candle, Hope

An Advent of Hope

The first week of Advent focuses on the Hope that Christ brings.  But hope for what?  Why do we need hope?  What are we hoping for?  Interestingly enough, the first 6 chapters of the Bible reveal four of our chief enemies we face in this life.  Peppered throughout Scripture are promises that give hope to the believer of victory over every one of these enemies.  And these promises all point to a Son who's birth we will soon celebrate at Christmas.