“A Righteous Branch” (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

Midweek Advent Evening Prayer
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

“A Righteous Branch” (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

Yes, God did speak to his people of old by the prophets, and in many and various ways. And yes, now in these last days, God has spoken to us by his Son. But what I want us to do during this midweek Advent series is to see the connection between the two, namely, between how God spoke by his prophets and how God has spoken by his Son. There is a connection between the two. For those prophets of old, the Old Testament prophets, spoke of the coming of God’s Son. They prophesied his coming. And they did so in many and various ways. They used different ways of speaking to describe the coming of God’s Son. They used different terms and images.

So now during this midweek series, we will look at three of these messianic prophecies, as they are called. What we’ll do is take three of the Old Testament readings for this Advent season, which you are hearing on Sunday mornings, and on these three Wednesdays, we will take up those passages, one at a time. So under the overall series theme, “God Has Spoken by His Prophets,” we will consider, in sequence: first, “A Righteous Branch,” based on this past Sunday’s Old Testament reading from Jeremiah 33; then, next Wednesday, “The Messenger of the Covenant,” from Malachi 3; and finally, “A Ruler from Bethlehem,” based on the messianic prophecy in Micah 5. So that’s the plan: “God Has Spoken by His Prophets,” beginning today with “A Righteous Branch.”


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