Passage: Luke 1:26-38
Advent is a season of reflecting on the first coming of Jesus, as a baby born into the reality of the human condition. It is also a season of anticipation as we celebrate Jesus’s arrival as the newborn King and are filled with hope for the second advent, when the wrongs of this world will be made right. In Advent we remember the deep and costly peace God has come near to give to us as a gift. During current our sermon series Perspectives: An Advent Series, we have considered the good news of true hope and lasting joy in Jesus from the perspective of those who where there that first Christmas. This fourth week of Advent, Doug Webster preached on Mary’s Vow of Self-Denial from Luke 1:26-38 and Psalm 132:1-18.
Doug is professor of pastoral theology and preaching at Beeson Divinity School and a teaching pastor at The Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. To find out more, go to douglasdwebster.com.