ADVENT: Zechariah's Song

Luke 1:67-80 (read 1:5-25; 57-80)

Zechariah blesses God because after a prolonged silence, God sends a prophet to prepare a path for our Savior.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; Commentaries by NT Wright, David Garland, Kent Hughes, and Robert Stein; Songs of the Nativity by John Calvin


ADVENT: A Child is Born

In Isaiah 9:6-7, we see that God is zealous to establish his kingdom of peace through this Child of promise.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; Commentaries by Ortlund Jr, Calvin, and Motyer; The Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller; The Kingdom of God by John Bright; The Pastor As Public Theologian by Vanhoozer and Strachan.

ADVENT: Darkness into Light

The gloom of our spiritual darkness has been turned into joy by the light of our coming victorious King.

Resources: ESV Study Bible
Isaiah: The Crossway Classic Commentaries - John Calvin
The God who became Human: A biblical theology of incarnation - Graham A. Cole
Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ - Timothy Keller
Isaiah: God saves Sinners - Raymond C. Ortland Jr.