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A.Advent is a time to rejoice that Christ has come, to enjoy that Christ is still with us, and to joyfully anticipate that Christ is coming again.
II.A SAVIOR PROMISED (Genesis 3:15,21)
A.In the immediate aftermath of Adam and Eve’s sin, God promises a future Savior who would defeat death and the Devil.
B.In the immediate aftermath of Adam and Eve’s sin, God hints of the miraculous virgin birth.
C.In the immediate aftermath of Adam and Eve’s sin, God foreshadows the penal, substitutionary, and atoning work of the cross.
III.A SAVIOR ARRIVES (Luke 2:8-20, Hebrews 2:14-15)
A.The arrival of God’s Savior was in exactly the way He promised.
B.The arrival of God’s Savior, meant glory for Him and peace for men with whom God is pleased.
C.The arrival of God’s Savior meant Jesus was born to die and through death would set free us from slavery to sin and death.
IV.OUR SAVIOR RETURNS (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)
A.The resurrection of Christ opens up the door for the return of Christ.
B.The resurrection of Christ guarantees our resurrection upon the return of Christ.
C.The resurrection of Christ that guarantees our resurrection upon the return of Christ is the ultimate victory God promised over death in the Garden of Eden.
1.Make this season about proclamation, not just presents.