The perspective we have of the Advent season today is one that is marked by our own culture and time that we live in. But the scene upon which Christ arrived was one of anticipation, longing, and desire that had been going for hundreds if not thousands of years. Bill Clark explores the whole story of Advent and asks us to view this season in a different way.
The Whole Story
Advent | Week 4
December 22, 2019 | Bill Clark
Isaiah 40:1-5 NIV
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: In the desert prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Mark 1:1-4 NIV
The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is written in Isaiah the prophet: I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way – a voice of one calling in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” And so John came…