As we all enjoy our Thanksgiving leftovers, we turn our attention toward the Advent season, when we remember the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah as an infant in Bethlehem and look forward to His long-awaited return. Our Advent preaching series this year aims to help us marvel at the mind-bending miracle of the incarnation.
It is by far the most amazing miracle in the whole Bible – far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing than the creation of the universe. The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God could become man and join Himself to a human nature forever, so that infinite God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe. (Wayne Grudem)
For centuries hymn writers have tried to help us put words to this profound miracle.
Fullness of God in helpless babe
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
King of kings, yet born of Mary
What child is this? This, this is Christ the King!
Our Advent series will span six Sundays, beginning this week and concluding on New Years’ Eve morning. Here’s where we’re heading.
Nov. 26 – Who Do People Say that I Am? (Jason Oakes)
Dec. 3 – The Son of the Living God – Fully Divine (Erik Thoennes)
Dec. 10 – The Son of Man – Fully Human (Junior Jamreonvit)
Dec. 17 – The Word Made Flesh – Two Natures, One Person (Fred Sanders)
Dec. 24 – Our Savior (Darin Earley)
Dec. 31 – Our Great High Priest (Randy Gruendyke)
See you Sunday, Grace. Let’s come thankful!
SONG OF THE WEEK
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel arr. by The Worship Initiative
God Most High in a manger laid
Lift your voices and now proclaim
Great and glorious!
Love has come to us!
Join now with the host of heaven