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Advent 2019

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.

Resources:

Micah 5
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.

Resources:

Micah 5

The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah (NICOT), Leslie Allen

The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository CommentaryThomas McComiskey

 

 

Why can we depend on the One from Bethlehem? We can depend on Him because He is a ruler, a shepherd, and a conqueror!

Resources:

Micah 5

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.

Resources:

Isaiah 11

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.

Resources:

Isaiah 11:1-10

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.

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Isaiah 11

Advent is a season of waiting, but why do we have to wait? Because we need a Savior to come for us.

Resources:

Genesis 3

Genesis (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) – Derek Kidner

Genesis 1-15, Volume 1 (Word Biblical Commentary) – Gordon Wenham

 

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.

Resources:

Genesis 3
The Genesis: Creation and FallThe Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ
The New American Commentary, Genesis, by Kenneth Mathews
Creation & Blessing by Alan Ross

There are no sermons in this series for this congregation.