Lakeland Community Church

Sunday Advent 1: Thriving Christmas Children – The Christ Child

December 2, 2018

Anchoring on Zechariah’s Canticle, Luke 1:67-80, and the preceding verses pertaining to Zechariah’s vision, we begin Advent presenting “parents’ hopes for their child.” Parents and social ideologies desire children to thrive, which means flourish – succeed, be accepted, and normalized. However, there is a downside to suburban parenting. Though children thrive according to acceptable and unperceived standards, this social-structural creates entitlement, which is both a huge advantage and lesser accepted disadvantage.