Don't you just love the Christmas season? I do. I especially find meaningful the Advent emphasis of preparing for the celebration of our Savior's birth.
"Why Jesus Came" is our Advent theme at Royal Palm Church this season. In this message, I invite you to open with me Isaiah 40:1-5 as I combine it with John 3:16-21 to remind us that Jesus came NOT to condemn the world but that the world might be "ReCovered." In other words, Jesus came to make it possible for us to live, by faith, under the covering of our Heavenly Father.
The "Covering" is a highly important teaching from the Old Testament. In short, it provides believers with all of the privileges of being a child of our Eternal Patriarch. With God's Covering we have no identity, no status. Without the Covering we are vulnerable. I go into the teaching about the Covering in this message, but I get excited that Jesus came to give you and me, by his grace, this Covering.
Listen to what Holy Spirit will say to you in this message. And may God bless you as you respond to His Word. And share this word if you find it helpful.
Merry Christmas, Kirk McCormick
Question: Why did Jesus come?
Answer: To Recover his own.
** To be “Recovered” =