Advent Series – Christmas Eve
Why should the One from Bethlehem be the One you fundamentally trust and obey in all seasons of life? Micah 5:1-15 will provide us with three answers to the question: 1. He is God’s King. 2. He will defeat your enemies. 3. He will defeat your worst enemy.
ESV Study Bible
The New American Commentary by Waylon Bailey and Kenneth Barker
“Wait For Your King” exposition and sermon on Micah 5 by Mike Anderson (Citylight Center City)
We wait for the coming of Christ during advent, but how do we wait? Our waiting is a courageous waiting, because God’s king is coming, He will defeat our enemies, and He will defeat our idols.
The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah (NICOT), Leslie Allen
The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary, Thomas McComiskey
That brings us to the big idea of our second Sunday of Advent: Wait for the Root of Jesse. Our big idea raises a fundamental question: why should we wait for the Root of Jesus? What is so glorious about the Root of Jesus that we should embrace lives characterized by waiting for and actively looking to him? Our passage provides us with two reasons: 1. He will judge righteously. 2. He will bring global rest.
For my exegesis of vv.6-9, I have borrowed heavily from the late OT scholar, Alec Motyer.
We’re all waiting for something in advent, but for what are we waiting? We wait not so much for a what, but a who: The Root of Jesse, who will rule righteously and bring rest.
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction Commentary, Alec Motyer
Anticipate the Root of Jesse who is Jesus! We should anticipate his coming because He is righteous and He is our rest.
We need Christmas
Why do you and I need Christmas? Genesis 3 provides three answers: 1. We have sinned, 2. Sin has terrible consequences, and 3. The offspring is our only hope.