Jesus and History
Passage: Matthew 1:1–1:17
What is Advent?
For centuries, God prepared people for the coming of his Son, our only hope for life. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of the promises God made -- that he would give a way to draw near to him.
Advent, which means "coming," is what we call the season leading up to Christmas. For four weeks, it's as if we're re-enacting, remembering the thousands of years God's people were anticipating and longing for the comin of God's salvation through Jesus Christ.