1. Rejoice with Mary as she would rejoice with you. Be blessed, like her, with humility from God, so that you may serve joyfully and willingly wherever and in whatever role God has placed you.
  2. By his first Advent in the flesh, through his second Advent with bread and wine and water and Word, we await his third Advent at the end.
  3. Moses was sent to keep the house in order, but this Child is sent to bring the house home, and you are part of that house, the household of God.
  4. The thought of losing even one of those for whom his Son died pains God beyond belief, and the angels rejoice when even one of his children repents.
  5. “The days are coming,” and God said it. God, who kept his promise that Christ would come at Christmas.
  6. Advent is one big answer to the question of free will in matters of salvation. God is free. Our will is bound.
  7. On episode EIGHTY of Let the Bird Fly! Mike and Wade join forces with Pastors Brian Doebler and John Bortulin to discuss the season of Advent.
  8. Christ has come, does come, and will come. He has set you free from the prison of sin and death.
  9. On episode THIRTY-FIVE of Let the Bird Fly! the guys discuss the first season in the church year: Advent. Without Ben and without a guest Mike, Wade, and Peter somehow find a way to talk for well over an hour about the season of Advent (well, they do take some time out for the Free-for-All, I suppose).