Preparation

Advent causes us to have a hopeful expectation of Jesus' coming.  If we have this expectation, then we also prepare for His Kingdom to come now. Preparation begins with repentance and thankfullness. (Matthew 4:13-17; Matthew 10:7-9; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Psalm 100:4)