Tag: Advent

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 7

“Sar Shalom” Through the prophet Isaiah, God revealed that a child would be born who would be called the Prince of Peace. In Hebrew, the word for “Prince” (“sar”) indicates a leader or captain, and the word for “peace” (“shalom”) means “completeness”. When Jesus came to earth, He came to lead a broken world to […]

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 6

The King Above All Kings Psalm 72 begins with King David praying for his son, Solomon, to become a great king for the nation of Israel. As the psalm continues, David begins dreaming of the perfect King, prophesying what would her true of the reign of Jesus. Over 950 years before the birth of Jesus, […]

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 5

Righteousness Restored In a prophecy found in Zechariah 9, God promised that the future King would come with salvation and bring His righteousness. This means that on Christmas, God brought us “His righteousness” to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. This is exactly what the world needed (and still needs). In Romans 3:10, the […]

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 4

Humble Beginnings Bethlehem was a small town, insignificant in comparison to bigger cities in the area. In the Message Paraphrase of Micah 5:2, Bethlehem is referred to as “the runt of the litter”. Why would God choose to come to earth in such an unimportant location? Does it seem like a worthy birthplace for the […]

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 3

Redemption For Deferred Hope You’ve probably heard the proverb, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick”. But did you know Jesus was born because God redeemed a long-deferred hope? In Genesis, we read that Abraham and his wife Sarah longed for a child for decades, but Sarah was unable to conceive. When Sarah was 90 years […]

Advent: The Journey to Christmas, Day 2

Talk About A “Christmas Miracle”! After God first gave the promise of the Savior, He began revealing specific truth about the King who was to come through human vessels: prophets. More than 680 years before the birth of Jesus, God told the prophet Isaiah that the Savior would have a virgin mother and would be […]