Preparation for celebrating the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ begins this Sunday (Dec. 2, 2012) with the start of the Advent season. Advent highlights the Old Testament prophecies of the promised Messiah:
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means 'God is with us'). (NLT)
And is there any better way to prepare our hearts to worship Immanuel than to read the story of our Savior's birth? As you remember how Jesus Christ came to live among us, may the light of his presence revive that same sense of wonder you felt when he first came to live in your heart.
This Christmas story gives a biblical account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, from the time of the angel's visitation telling Mary she would soon conceive the Savior until the wise men followed the star and bowed down to worship the new born King.
Also, to celebrate the start of Advent, enjoy this powerful and haunting presentation of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" performed by Selah.
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