ADVENT | The Announcement

Advent | The Announcement | Dec. 13, 2015

The advent reveals to all humanity what God-designed love, God-designed hope, and God-designed peace looks like in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The announcement, given to a group of marginalized shepherds on the outskirts of Bethlehem, declares God’s offer of peace to the world. This offer of peace has parameters.  Although it’s available to all, it is applied to “those with whom he [God] is pleased.”  This week we look at the announcement of the advent and how this announcement brings peace to those who respond as the shepherds did and run to Jesus.