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  • 7 years ago

On this 3rd weekend of Advent, we turn our attention to
the person of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah. Long before that
night outside Bethlehem, God made an astounding set of promises
to Abram. We know these as making up the Abrahamic Covenant.
God promised him a special relationship with God Himself that would
be the foundation of a great and numerous nation, a country of their
own, and a divine mission through which eventually all the nations of
the earth would find the blessing of God. But if we think carefully
about this, we will see that this mission would mean that both Jews
and non-Jews could have a special relationship with God, be part of
His people, and be heirs to the promises. But how could this be
accomplished? Surely Abraham couldn’t do it! The answer was
always that God intended to send the Person, the Messiah, through
whom the Abrahamic promises would not only be fulfilled in this age,
but finally and completely fulfilled in the age to come. In reality, the
Abrahamic

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