1. The usual acclamation when one becomes King is: “Long live the King!” But this King of kings, this son of David, has come to die.
  2. We live again, not so that we will now pay our debt, but to proclaim that we live because our debt was paid!
  3. The Parables of Jesus
  4. The one who embodies the dove, that is, the Holy Spirit will be mounted upon the staff of Calvary.
  5. A group of unassuming apostles was given a graphic illustration of how the Lord would use them to turn the world right-side-up through the upside-down logic of grace.
  6. The Ichthus is a confession in picture form, a visual sermon of the gospel of Christ crucified.
  7. Our comfort in this seemingly endless age of crisis after crisis is the inexhaustible hope of Jesus’s reversal.
  8. None of us can enter the Kingdom of God based on our righteousness. Whether we realize it at the time, we are being carried through this life by our loving Savior.
  9. Meeting the crown prince is one thing; meeting God in the flesh, as the Light of the Gentiles and the Savior of the world is another.
  10. 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.
  11. He also took our own history and suffered all the agony and pain of our own lives.
  12. Each week during this year’s Advent series, we will take a look at a specific implication of Christ’s incarnation. This week, we will discover how God reaffirms the goodness of his creation by making all things new in the incarnation.

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