For a limited time, everyone in the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group can access Rick Brannan’s Anticipating His Arrival: A Family Guide Through Advent.
Just follow the Logos Bible Software Faithlife group to get full access to the book through December 31. When you click “Follow,” the book will be automatically added to your library.
The second year of the guide, week two, helps the family prepare to read the rich words of Isaiah 40, “Comfort; comfort my people.”
Anticipation and preparation go together. If we do not anticipate that something will happen, chances are that we will not prepare for it either.
Anticipating Christ’s return involves believing it will happen. It involves remembering what was foretold about him. As Christ was prophesied to come as a babe to Bethlehem (and to die upon the cross), so he is prophesied to come again to take us home.
Anticipating Christ’s return prompts us to respond as John did: “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev 22:20).
Brannan then provides a brief reading from Isaiah 40, followed by some simple discussion questions. They’re simple, and focused on understanding the text of Scripture—like the first of the three for this day:
1. What did the Lord (Yahweh) do in Isaiah 40:1–2?
Response: He extends comfort to his people by paying double what is required to cover the peoples’ sin. This is a way of saying that what is paid is more than enough to easily cover the debt of sin.
Get help preparing your family for Advent by joining the Logos Bible Software Group and using the free resource, Anticipating His Arrival. Get it now—access to the book ends December 31.
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