Advent 2023--God with Us

God With Us, the Advent of Jesus Christ

Luke 2:1-38 Luke the doctor (Col. 4:14) is also Luke the historian (1:1) The personalness of Luke’s gospel indicates that Mary is one of the eyewitnesses Luke wanted to place everything he wrote about squarely in real time history Why is it so important that God works in history if the end goal is eternity? …

God With Us, the Promises and Annunciations

Luke 1 We’ve looked at a few different angles of God’s grace with his people throughout advent: Today we’re looking at Luke 1 where we read about John and Jesus’ birth announcements This chapter—the announcement of the Messiah and John the Baptist is full of fulfilment Unlike Matthew, who loves to the phrase “this was…

God with Us, Limping Along

Genesis 32:22-32 Advent series—God With Us, Immanuel (probably should have said that last week) Special emphasis on the difficult circumstances God uses to shape our lives and shape us in it, which he does by being with us Jacob—the father of the twelve tribes of Israel Jacob’s a little different than dad and grandpa, though…

God with Us, In His Timing

Galatians 4:4-5 Intro—this is a beautiful passage in the middle of Paul’s great treatise (research paper?) on Christian freedom.   It’s his Christmas passage:  Jesus was born to a woman—he was human.  Born under the law to redeem those under the law—he did what we can’t.  He obeyed the law perfectly.  And more than that, previously…