An Advent Sermon Series on Finding Christ in the Old Testament
The series includes four sermons drawing from Old Testament texts that prefigure the advents of Christ. The sermons in “The Bible, Our Book of Advents” invite us to consider biblical narratives that are not always the focus of the Advent season. Instead, Meyer contemplates anew the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and Joshua with an eye toward the advent and arrival of God among his people, then and now. In each sermon, pastors are encouraged to adapt the content and rhetoric to their own style and pastoral needs. After each sermon, a “Supplemental Thought” section provides suggested hymns, Scripture, and prayers.
“True Advent challenges us, but there is much in our surrounding culture that subtly wears down messages of Christ’s advents,” says the series author, President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer, in the series’ introduction. “Advent is about anticipation, less of the manger and more about the final revelation of Christ when he leads his ransomed to the inheritance reserved in heaven.”Sample