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.


Isaiah 11

For my exegesis of vv.6-9, I have borrowed heavily from the late OT scholar, Alec Motyer.