In our first sermon on Advent, we looked at the cosmically grand reality that Jesus is the image of the invisible God and firstborn of all creation. This week we turn our attention to Jesus as the long-expected Messiah foretold by Israel’s prophets. Far from the incarnation being a kind of Plan B to an initial failed redemption program of God, the Old Testament is the beautiful prelude to the redemptive work of God in Christ. The pages of the Hebrew Bible are filled with anticipation and longing that find their fulfillment in the Word made flesh.
Listen to last Sunday’s sermon here.