The First Day of Advent

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 4:1-11 (day seven)

How fitting that we begin Advent with the story of Jesus’ temptation? O Come, O Come Emmanuel. God with us. This month we celebrate the arrival of our Savior. We will celebrate His miraculous birth with images of the Christ Child, a sweet little Baby lying in a manger. This is the reason for the season! Our passage this week shows us this Incarnation in a different image. God not only came to be with us but came to be like us. Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” The virgin birth is only the beginning of the story. Jesus was born fully man, fully God with the anticipation that He would overcome sin and death, so that He could become our bridge to the Father. This was the plan of Salvation. This is the reason for the season!

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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