JR. Forasteros - December 18, 2016

The Sign for the Times

Pure Imagination

The Virgin Birth is a difficult belief to swallow for many in our contemporary world. But when we take a hard look at Isaiah's original prophecy we find surprising depths to what Matthew is doing with Jesus' birth story - depths that offer hope and meaning for a world that desperately craves peace. The Virgin Birth means that God is with us, and that changes everything.

From Series: "Pure Imagination"

In a world increasingly divided and hopeless, even something as simple as respectful disagreement seems impossible. But the prophets who taught Israel how to long for the birth of the Messiah made bold promises: weapons formed into gardening tools; wolves and sheep living in harmony; deserts blooming. Such promises seem impossible - like pure imaginative fiction. But God's promises aren't fiction. They're a future God is bringing into existence. Jesus birth proves God is with us, that God is working. We can have purified imaginations, see the world as it will be, and begin to work for that world now. What does it mean to be a people of Advent? Advent means the impossible has been made possible!

Manuscript     Discussion Guide

More From "Pure Imagination"

Powered by Series Engine