"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

December 2, 2018

This Sunday we begin our advent series Born which will explore five glorious reasons God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us.

For two years the book of Genesis has had us continually looking forward to a special offspring: the offspring of Eve who would bruise Satan’s head (Gen. 3:15), the offspring of Abraham through whom all the nations will be blessed (Gen. 12:3), and the offspring of Judah who will one day reign from an eternal throne and receive the obedience of the peoples (Gen. 49:10).

On a quiet night in Bethlehem, the city of David, while shepherds watched their flocks by night this offspring was finally born.

Born to deliver us from death.
Born to give us eternal life.
Born to call sinners to repentance.
Born to adopt slaves as sons.
Born to reconcile enemies.

This Sunday Junior Jamreonvit will be preaching from Hebrews 2:14-15:

“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.”

Would you pray for him as he prepares and for Kenny Clark who will be leading our sung worship? And pray for fruit. Pray that this Sunday would be the day God delivers some from death. Pray that we would be encouraged and emboldened by the promise that for us who are in Christ, death has lost its sting. Pray that Christ would be exalted in our hearts and lives.

Mild, he lays his glory by
Born that man no more may die!

Advent Song Link of the Week: He Who Is Mighty

Oh, the mercy our God has shown
To those who sit in death’s shadow
The sun on high pierced the night
Born was the Cornerstone
Unto us a Son is given
Unto us a Child is born

He who is mighty has done a great thing
Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting
Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame
Holy is His name

Oh, the freedom our Savior won
The yoke of sin has been broken
Once a slave, now by grace
No more condemnation
Unto us a Son is given
Unto us a Child is born

He Who is mighty has done a great thing
Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting
Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame
Holy is His name

Now my soul magnifies the Lord
I rejoice in the God Who saves
I will trust His unfailing love
I will sing His praises all my days

He who is mighty has done a great thing
Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting
Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame
Holy is His name

Categories: Sermon Prep (LM)