What Advent Is All About

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From The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper:

The Coming of Christ

Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)

Christmas is about the coming of Christ into the world. It’s about the Son of God, who existed eternally with the Father as “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,” taking on human nature and becoming man (Heb. 1:3).

It’s about the virgin birth of a child conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit so that he is the Son of God, not the way you and I are sons of God, but in an utterly unique way (Luke 1:35).

It’s about the coming of a man named Jesus in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9).

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