Read the context around these key verses when possible!
God created the world, and everything in it was very good. When the first man and woman believed the lie of the snake instead of believing God, sin entered into the world – and death through sin. The entire creation was taken captive, and all mankind was subject to the wrath of God.
“Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, we are all born in sin and guilt, unable to keep God’s law.”New City Catechism, Question 14
Even from the beginning of man’s sin, God promised to send a Rescuer to crush the head of the snake. Jesus is the Rescuer!
Jesus, the Promised Rescuer, came in the fullness of time to save His people from their sins!
Note: The entire story of The Rescuer is summed up well in The Biggest Story: How the Snake-Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden. Enjoy reading the storybook or watching the DVD. If you don’t already own a copy, you can purchase a download of the video from Crossway. If you have access to Right Now Media, you can view the video here. You can order the hardcover with Amazon Prime and receive it in a few days. It will be a good read all season… and all year!
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
The Word (John 1:1-14) – From Seeds Family Worship, Jesus Album
The Biggest Story, by Kevin DeYoung – This is a 27 minute video following the Promised Rescuer through Scripture.
What do we need to be rescued from? How did God keep His promise to send a Rescuer?
Neighbors & Nations
We are blessed to be a blessing. Whether near or far, God’s heart is to make His name known so people from every nation will worship Him.
What can our family do today to make God’s name known?
Ideas for December 3
- Find out which missionaries your church supports and make a plan to pray for them consistently.
- Send a letter or email to encourage a missionary.
- Start gathering a care package to send to a missionary family this Christmas.
If you are using the Advent Prayer Chain, pray for the next link. If you have the Seeing Jesus stickers, add the circle to today's banner and review the previous stickers.
Seeing Jesus, Advent Wall Sticker Set is a Christmas countdown that provides a visual reminder of each day’s focus to help us see and celebrate Jesus.