This episode launches our Advent Conversation here at VLC, The Themes of Christmas. In this week's conversation, Pastor Stuart and Pastor Kim lead us to explore our expectations as we enter the Christmas season.
... and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
Romans 4:21, NASB
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, ...
Ephesians 3:20, NASB
This week's conversation is Part 1 of The Themes of Christmas.
Sacred Reading, 00:00–10:57 Conversation, 10:57–48:00
Sacred Reading Text
But there will be no more gloom for the land that is in distress. God humbled the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali in earlier times. But in the future he will bring glory to the road by the sea, to the land across the Jordan River, to Galilee, where foreigners live. The people who walk in darkness will see a bright light. The light will shine on those who live in the land of death’s shadow. ... A child will be born for us. A son will be given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. He will be named: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and peace will have unlimited growth. He will establish David’s throne and kingdom. He will uphold it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The Lord of Armies is determined to do this!
(Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7, God's Word Translation)