Series: Advent, Christmas and New Year

Part 1: How dark was the darkness? How bright was the light?

The prophet Isaiah wrote: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
How dark was the darkness in the time of Jesus?
How bright was the light when he came to earth?
How dark is the darkness in our world today?
And what about us?
What does it mean, when we say that we are called to walk in the light? 

Part 2: God himself will provide the lamb

Abraham was called to sacrifice his only beloved son?
In what ways is this similar to the sacrifice that Jesus made?
How does it differ?
We see how the event with Abraham in the Old Testament, is a foreshadowing of what Jesus would become in the New Testament.
God himself will provide the lamb.
This is what advent is all about.
This is what Christmas is really about.

Part 3: A saviour? Or my saviour?

The angels announced to the shepherds that a saviour had been born.
Why did he say a saviour?
Why did he not say your saviour?