Today is Part 1 of our Advent 2020 sermon series, “The Christian New Year.” It is based on the devotional book and four-part video series of the same title by J. D. Walt which can be found here: https://my.seedbed.com/product/the-christian-new-year-advent/.
Romans 13:11-12 (NRSV)
11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light;
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NASB)
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)
4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons and daughters.
Mark 1:15 (NASB)
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Ephesians 5:13-16 (NASB)
13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason it says,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”
15 So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.