I am breaking from our current series in Luke to focus on the advent (literally “arrival”) of Jesus Christ for the month of December. This year we will spend our time exploring the mystery of Jesus Christ as the God-Man. I’ve entitled the series, “God in Flesh: The Mystery of Christmas.”
The series is designed to be theologically reflective and redemption focused. Each week we will examine an aspect of the person of Jesus Christ, and then discover how that particular aspect is vital even essential to our redemption.
To help you prepare each week for worship, I’ve posted a general outline for the series with the dates and titles of the messages.
- December 1, “Truly God”
- December 8, “Truly Man”
- December 15, “Truly the God Man”
- December 22, “Truly the Mediator Between God & Man”
Speaking of preparation let me encourage you to read well this Advent. You will find some excellent (and very reasonably priced!) titles at “The Bookshelf” on the second floor landing. So many good ones but let me briefly recommend three for now:
- Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room by Nancy Guthrie – This wonderful little volume is perfect for family devotions or individual use, complete with prayers, Scripture readings, and discussion starters. One of my favorites!
- Christmastide by Phyllis Tickle – A tremendous resource for those interested in liturgically reading Scripture and prayers throughout the day during Advent. I keep this one close at hand the whole season.
- Counting the Days, Lighting the Candles by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson – A family friendly work centered around daily Scripture readings with two devotionals for each day, one for parents the other for children. Newly published, I look forward to using it with my own family this year.
The season of Advent is about waiting expectantly for our Lord’s arrival. To that end, let’s be watchful for Jesus together and go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made know to us (Luke 2:15).