Pastor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties and a family emergency, this series was not recorded and preached in its entirety. I look forward to preaching it fully through another Advent season in the future.
In the latest installment of our Advent: God Has Come sermon series, we take a look at God’s relationship with Abraham and its contrast to expanse of sin in Genesis 3-11. God would restore his blessing to humanity through Abraham and his offspring. In the New Testament, we see that the true children of Abraham are not his physical descendants, but his spiritual ones: the ones who have faith.
In the introduction to the Advent: God Has Come series, we see that God is simultaneously the creator of all things and involved in his creation. In Genesis 2, he promises life to Adam and Eve if they keep his commandments. Even though Adam and Eve rebel against him, God promises a human descendant who will reverse the curse that Adam and Eve brought on the world. The story of Scripture is the story of God pursuing humanity to bring them back to himself.