Advent: God-Given Hope

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Sermon Notes

More than 700 years before the birth of Christ, a prophet spoke to an obstinate people about eternal joy and peace to come. One could hardly have hoped for such a thing in the midst of their unspeakable horrors. But the promise was real, and the one who pledged it was/is fully capable and trustworthy. The promise of a peace-making, justice-meting, everlasting King was a comprehensive promise, and Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of it. This is true both in His first Advent and also in His second. In this message, we shall consider the eschatological promises in Isaiah 9:1-7 and the implications for our God-given hope today.