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Advent Conspiracy 2011

In this series we dive into some practical teachings that help us put Christ back into Christmas.  Somewhere in the bustle of wrapping paper, packed malls and endless shopping lists, there is a story we long to connect with. It’s a story of a Savior who came to Earth wrapped in nothing more than human skin who would one day redeem the world one person at a time. And, despite our best intentions, somehow that story becomes nothing more than a footnote to our endless to-do lists during the Christmas season.

Advent Part 1: God with Us

Most of us are looking for a glimpse of God in our lives that will propel our faith forward.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike dives into the significance of the incarnation and it’s impact on our lives as we walk through this advent season.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock1127112nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Series :: Advent Conspiracy 2011
Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
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Advent Part 2: Spend Less. Give More

Are you satisfied with Christmas?  Your response to the idea of “Spending less and giving more” is probably an indicator.  In this teaching, Pastor Milo looks at the life of Joseph and considers the intentional steps he took to help usher in the incarnation.  His “less” allowed for our “more.”

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MiloCurtis1204112nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Series :: Advent Conspiracy 2011
Teacher :: Milo Curtis
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Advent Part 3: Worship Fully

Continuing our Advent series, we look at what it means to live a life of response instead of regret?  Together we look at key characters in the Christmas narrative and dive into the questions that and thoughts that will call us to “Worship Fully.”

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock1211112nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Series :: Advent Conspiracy 2011
Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
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Advent Part 4: Love All

Often how we experience Christmas is the opposite of what the season is about.  Christmas is typically filled with selfishness and consumerism.  But the Advent narrative calls us to selflessness, humility, and sacrifice.  In this teaching, Jake challenges us to leave a love for self and have a love for all.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/JakeSchwein1218112nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Series :: Advent Conspiracy 2011
Teacher :: Jake Schwein
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Practical Application :

Join us this season by diving into the opportunities to serve those less fortunate this Christmas.  Click HERE to see the list of ways you can live out Advent in a fresh way.