Sunday, December 9, 2012

Advent: Week 2

This scripture (Isaiah) for Advent was taken from the Nazarene hymnal, but the devotional ramblings are mine.

Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6a, 9

This passage says that Jesus was a descendent of Jesse.
That Jesus had the Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord on Him.
That Jesus won't judge the physical evidence.
That Jesus will judge with justice and righteousness.
That the wicked will be slayed.
That people will come between unlikely species (natural enemies). 
Harm and destruction won't occur on God's mountain.

How does the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) show Jesus has these qualities? 

In what ways did Jesus meet the expectations of those waiting for Him?

In what ways did Jesus burst the expectations of those waiting for Him? What did He do that was contrary to the expectations of Him?

Anticipate. Christmas is coming. What are your expectations for God and Christ in the coming year?

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