Ken Green - December 3, 2014

The Wonder of the Immanuel

“Immanuel” means “God with us”—and it is a name that is applied to Jesus, the Christ Child. If our world is a mess, the “Wonder of the Immanuel” is that God comes to be with us: He is not distant from our world or our circumstances, but in the person of the Son, He draws near. Jesus gets right down into the nitty-gritty of the fallenness of our humanity, all so that He might bear the cross, all so that we as His forgiven people could say with confidence, “He is always with us.”

Scripture References: Isaiah 7:10-16

From Series: "The Most Wonder-Filled Time of the Year"

For our Advent midweek worship series, we don’t gloss over things as “all wonderful” this time of year, but we are filled with wonder as we zero in on the Incarnation of Christ and how His presence fills our lives with so many blessings. As our worship turns towards the coming of Christ, we stand in true wonder and amazement at how He has made us a part of God’s family, how He has clothed us with the robe of His own righteousness, and how He has filled us with the gift of the Holy Spirit so that we might be empowered to serve others as we bear Christ to a world deeply in need of His love.

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