1. Won’t Get Fooled Again. In this episode, we discuss all things Advent - repentance, John the Baptist, preaching Christ, pastoral care to the afflicted and the unrepentant, and how to get to hell - while reading Norman Nagel’s Advent 3 sermon.
  2. All Day and All of the Night. In this episode of Banned Books, we discuss Advent and the second coming of Jesus Christ while reading a sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Along the way, we talk about the symbols and meaning of Christmas, how preaching a biblical sermon doesn’t mean it’s a gospel sermon, and why that matters, all with an extra echo for dramatic effect.
  3. Sober Up, He’s Coming! In this episode of the Banned Books podcast, we read Aelfric’s Advent homily while discussing decorating churches for Christmas, the importance of symbolism for the Christian faith, what a tide is, and why the books Genesis and Revelation reference everything regarding faith and life.
  4. The lesson of Malachi reveals God’s love for his people. When the people ask for proof of God’s love, he reminds them of their election.
  5. We will not become hopeless because the Lord is with us.
  6. People do not seek the gospel because they want to, but because God’s Word drives them to it.
  7. Advent is not a call to prepare to engage in a transaction with God.
  8. The proclamation of Christ's coming is for all people, at all times.
  9. To a world enslaved to time (because it has no future), the Church's disregard for clocks and calendars is ridiculous.
  10. The promise of Advent is the promise of the lamb slain, who is born and given for us so that we don’t have to fear sin, death, and hell.
  11. Most days, we're not okay. We're not good enough, strong enough, or "Christian" enough.
  12. Jesus isn't just "the reason for the season." He's the reason we don't have to cross off "spiritually bankrupt," "mentally compromised," and "physically vulnerable" from our Christmas list.
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