"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 9, 2018

This Sunday our advent series continues with a second reason God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. Delivering us from death is what Jesus was born to save us from. Eternal life is what Jesus was born to save us to.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16).”

Jesus has much more in mind with those two words than just everlasting existence. He means everlasting fellowship with God. Later, in John 17 as he prays with his disciples, he says:

“This is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).”

Jesus was born that we might know and enjoy the only true God forever.

Randall Gruendyke will be preaching and Drew Brokke will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? Pray that those who do not yet know the Lord would see and believe in the One whose life was given for them. And pray that we would “know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” and “be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19).”

 

Advent Song Link of the Week:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Sovereign Grace Music)

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

O come, Thou, Dayspring from on high
And cause Thy light on us to rise
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadow put to flight
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, O come, true prophet of the Lord
And turn the key to heaven’s door
Be Thou our comforter and guide
And lead us to the Father’s side
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall by His word our darkness dispel

O come, our great High Priest, and intercede
Thy sacrifice, our only plea
The judgment we no longer fear
Thy precious blood has brought us near
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Has banished every fear of hell

O Come, Thou King of nations bring
An end to all our suffering
Bid every pain and sorrow cease
And reign now as our Prince of Peace
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come again with us to dwell

Categories: Sermon Prep (LM)