Advent is about the coming of Jesus, and Luke 2 is part of the narrative surrounding His birth. When we read Luke 2, we notice that there're a lot of people hearing and telling things to each other. If we focus on Luke 2:18-19, we read that who heard the words of the shepherd wondered at what was told them. The shepherds were preachers, announcing things to even the parents of the child, and it had a profound effect on Mary. In this series, we have been treasuring up all that has been said about Christ and pondering it in our heart. Today, we will consider how the baby born in Bethlehem is also the Lord of Might.
Today’s passage is probably an unfamiliar for most of us. At a glance, it’s confusing. At two, you feel like skipping the chapter. At three, you ask if you need a Masters of Divinity to understand it. But this passage can be understood, especially when we read it in context! Read on to find out what this challenging passage has to tell us about Christ!
What does the name ‘Jesus Christ’ mean to you? A Saviour? The Son of God? The Lord of your life? We sometimes struggle to reach a definite conclusion, and we might even find ourselves thinking of Jesus in the abstract.
This study's text helps us to formulate a better understanding of who Christ is. Here, we encounter a baby that was born to a young woman by the name of Mary and her fiancé Joseph. Read on to learn what testimony was given about this child!
For this Advent series, the names of Jesus are taken from the hymn “O come O come Emmanuel”. In this study, well look at Jesus, the “root of Jesse”. The significance of this might be lost on many of us, and 1 Sam 16:1-13 shows us the root of Jesse, whose name is David. This is kind of like the origin story of David, thus if we don’t understand David, we will not be amaze or impressed when Jesus is repeatedly called “Son of David”. Let's spend time looking at the Root of Jesse, David, and see the relationship between kings and Christmas.