Thursday, December 2, 2021

Advent Day 2 - Willingness

Jesus knew he had come not just to preach the gospel of sacrifice, but also to be that sacrifice, yet he was perfectly willing.

For further study:  Hebrews 12:1 - 3

For parents and children:  Talk to your children about what it means to be willing and how the sin in our hearts makes us unwilling.  Encourage them to talk about places in their lives where they're unwilling.  Then talk about how Jesus came to earth and willingly did hard things because he loves us.

"One of the dark character qualities of sin that we don't recognize as much as we should is unwillingness."

"So here's what the Christmas story is all about:  a willing Savior is born to rescue unwilling people from themselves because there is no other way."

"The Advent story reminds us that our past, present, and future hope rest not on our willingness, but on the willingness of the One for whom the angels sang, the shepherds worshiped, and the magi searched."

For the month of December, there will be daily posts based on Paul Tripp's Advent book Come Let Us Adore Him.
You can also read more about this book and Advent at

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