Advent 2020 Week 1 with Dave Barnes

Episode 53 | Advent 2020: Jesus Christ Is Born | Released November 30, 2020 | Special guest: Dave Barnes

For the first week of our Advent 2020 series, Amanda and Raechel spend time with songwriter, podcast host, and comedian, Dave Barnes. During the episode, they explain how Advent is Latin for “arrival” and talk about the importance of waiting as we prepare for Christmas Day. Dave compares this year to playing the accordion and shares two of his Christmas songs (but not his funky new version of Go, Tell It on the Mountain—we have to wait for that too!). Together, the three laugh about everything from mowing lawns to Instagram characters, and they offer some comforting answers to the profoundly multilayered and hope-filled question of why Jesus came.

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Isaiah 9:1–7; 60:1–3, 19–22; John 1:1–9; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:8–14; Revelation 21:23–27

    Jeremiah 29:11

Genesis 3:1–10; Matthew 4:1–11; Romans 5:12–21; 1 Corinthians 15:45–49

Genesis 12:1–3; Acts 3:17–25; Galatians 3:7–29

Exodus 20:1–17; Matthew 5:17–48; Romans 8:1–4

Leviticus 9:1–7; Leviticus 16:29–34; Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:1–10; 10:10–14

Show Notes:

You to Me, Dave’s New Christmas single

Dave Barnes’ A Very Merry Christmas album

Other music, podcasts, and resources from Dave Barnes

Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund

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