Have I mentioned lately that Advent is my favorite time of year? I love everything about this season, and especially the anticipation of celebrating our Savior's birth. Join with me each week through the month of December, right up to Christmas Eve, as we learn about different aspects of the Christmas story from the prophecy's through Christ's birth and the good news for all men He brings!
My idea is to make each post in this Advent series like a mini-church service in a blog post, with scripture reading, a devotional or sermon and some songs for praise and worship. I hope you can enjoy them during your week with your family, your spouse, your Bible study or even just in quiet time between you and God.
This week we will the look at The Coming King - the Old Testament looking forward to Jesus the Christ coming to Earth as the ultimate sacrifice. From Genesis through the prophets, scripture points to a Trinitarian God and towards our ultimate salvation through Christ.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
If you have time to listen or watch I'd encourage you to check out this sermon from Mark Driscoll about the prophecy's Jesus fulfilled in his life and ministry. Enjoy the songs that follow as well!
My prayer for the week - that God would give me eyes to see others as He sees them - with love enough to die for them, despite everything.
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