Advent Week 2
Episode 4 | Released Dec 9, 2019 Advent Week 2 “God with Us” Special guest: John Greco
Our Advent series continues with a deep-dive on the mystery of Immanuel, “God with us.” She Reads Truth’s content director, John Greco, joins Raechel and Amanda as they trace the presence of God through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. What did God’s presence look like in the Old Testament? How does the Christmas story accomplish God’s mission of dwelling with His people? How is “God with us” our true and forever hope?
With a little help from their buddies Lewis, Spurgeon, and (Jimmy) Stewart, the trio explores the miracle of the incarnation, the glory of God’s presence, and the promise that we will dwell with the Lord forever. Amanda does some praise-handsing over Isaiah 41, John wonders where Cain and Abel brought their sacrifices, and Raechel can’t help but sing…just a little.
Read with Us:
Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)
- 10 Things You Should Know About the Incarnation (article)
- 12/13 – Last day to order w/ fast shipping from ShopSheReadsTruth.com & receive by Christmas!
- “The Eternal Being, who knows everything and who created the whole universe, became not only a man but (before that) a baby, and before that a foetus inside a woman’s body. If you want to get the hang of it, think how you would like to become a slug or a crab.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (not The Screwtape Letters — oops!)
- White Christmas
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- It’s a Wonderful (Copyright) Life (article)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- “He, who was from everlasting to everlasting, came to this world of time, and stood upon the narrow neck of land betwixt the two unbounded seas. ‘God with us:’ he has not lost that name, Jesus had that name on earth, and he has it now in heaven. He is now ‘God with us.’ Believer, he is God with thee, to protect thee; thou art not alone, because the Saviour is with thee. Put me in the desert, where vegetation grows not; I can still say, ‘God with us.’ Put me on the wild ocean, and let my ship dance madly on the waves; I would still say, ‘Immanuel, God with us.’ Mount me on the sunbeam, and let me fly beyond the western sea; still I would say, ‘God with us.’ Let my body dive down into the depths of the ocean, and let me hide in its caverns; still I could, as a child of God, say, ‘God with us.’ Ay, and in the grave, sleeping there in corruption, still I can see the footmarks of Jesus; he trod the path of all his people, and still his name is ‘God with us.’” –Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Birth of Christ,” a sermon from Christmas Eve, 1854
Upcoming Reading Plans:
Genesis: Back to the Beginning — plan begins 1/6/20