(*Note* – The audio for this sermon cuts out at the 9:30 mark, but resumes at 19:00. Unfortunately, that means that most of Jacob’s story is missed. We apologize for this. If you would like to read a version of the story, please find the attached PDF.)
Borrowing the approach (not to mention the subtitle…) of Sally Lloyd-Jones’ beautiful Jesus Storybook Bible, our Advent 2016 sermon series will explore how the significance of Jesus is revealed in the fascinating (and often rather humorous) stories of a motley cast of biblical characters: Jacob, Ruth, David, and Isaiah. Drawing on themes such as embrace, gathering, promise, and restoration, we will consider how each is taken up and ultimately fulfilled in the person of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ, the Son of God and Son of Man.
Join us for this season of hopeful expectation, as we together approach the manger – only to be truly astounded by Who we find there!
On this, the first Sunday of Advent, we will hear the story of Jacob (aka Israel), and consider how he would father a nation who would ‘wrestle’ with God, and through whom all that was lost would finally be found.