This is the first Sunday of Advent.
Our Advent sermon series is called “Longing”; our text is Isaiah 9:1-7.
Isaiah was a prophet, and much of his prophecies focused on the coming of the Messiah: how we would recognize him, what he would accomplish. All of Israel— indeed, the entire world— longed for the day when God would send His Chosen One.
In Isaiah 9, Isaiah gives us a glimpse of what it will be like when our longing is fulfilled and the Messiah comes. Among other things, he will fulfill our longing for light, joy, victory, peace and justice. Christmas, of course, is the time when we celebrate the coming of the Messiah— Jesus Christ.
Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.
Sermon: Longing for Light
Scripture text: Isaiah 9:1-2
We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, following Christ’s command to “do this in remembrance of me.”.
Hope to see you Sunday!