Grow Deep: Revealing Jesus Edition

Grow Deep: Revealing Jesus Edition

"...You will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12)

For hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, God’s people heard the prophets of their day share with them God’s promises of a Messiah … that He would be born in Bethlehem, that He would be a descendant of Abraham and an heir to the throne of David, that He would be born of a virgin, that He would be a Light in the darkness, that He would be the Son of God … and many others. And God’s people believed, and they waited, and they must have wondered if they would ever “see” the Messiah revealed to them in the flesh, face-to-face.
 
Today, more than 2,000 years later at the start of this season of Advent and Christmas, we know that all of those Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah have been fulfilled in Jesus. We also know that He will come to earth again. And like the people who waited hundreds of years ago, we wait! We wait with eager and hopeful expectation. And we wonder, “When will He come? Will it be soon? Will He come in our lifetime?”
 
In this series of Grow Deep, we will see Jesus revealed to us as we explore some of those Old Testament Scriptures. We will see how each of those Scriptures points us to Him. We will search Him out in other verses of Scripture where it seems He is “hiding.” We will examine ourselves to discover where we might be hiding from Him and why. We will set out on a journey to find joy in our everyday lives and circumstances. And, finally, we will see Jesus revealed to us as we discover more of who He is and where He is in our past, our present, and our future.

Join us this Advent and Christmas season. Grow Deep and meet Jesus face-to-face in the pages of His story …. the Bible. Let God open your eyes and reveal your Lord and Savior Jesus to you.

We thank the following people whose writing and insights will help us to “see” Jesus as He is revealed in Scripture this Advent and Christmas season: Julie Bode, Edie Grieshaber, Sammi McCain, Judy Ruf, Gracie Stearns, and Pastor Darrell Zimmerman.
 
Grow Deep with Jesus!
The Adult Ministry Team