The Dark Before the Dawn (Advent 2017), Part 04 – How Christmas Saved the World

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6113627/height/90/width/600/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/570535/custom-color/06287b” height=”90″ width=”600″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Finally, we come to the joy of Christmas! For weeks we have been examining Israel’s fall from her priestly office, and with it the fear that God’s project of salvation might be forever lost. But the God of love will not be thwarted, and...

The Dark Before the Dawn (Advent 2017), Part 02 – Israel on Trial

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6073188/height/90/width/600/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/570535/custom-color/06287b” height=”90″ width=”600″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]   Is God really a harsh judge, hovering in the heavens ready at any moment to accuse and punish? In this episode, we find ourselves jurors as God indeed places Israel on trial. And yet, even as God makes his case (airtight, we might...

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The Dark Before the Dawn (Advent 2017), Part 01 – The False Hope of False Gods

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6028456/height/90/width/600/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/570535/custom-color/06287b” height=”90″ width=”600″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]   Interrupting your regularly scheduled sermon from Luke with a sermon for Advent… Advent is the season of preparation for Jesus’s coming, a time to remember his birth in Bethlehem, yes, but primarily a time to remember that Jesus is coming again. In short,...

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