This Sunday we begin a new Advent sermon series called “Incarnation.” The joy of Christmas arises from the belief that Jesus, the divine Son of God, became a human being. This uniquely Christian conviction has inspired frequently asked questions from skeptics and believers alike. How is it possible for God to become a man? Why is it necessary for Jesus to be both human and divine? What would motivate God to come in this way? What does the incarnation mean in my life and for our world today?
To help us on way, we will share this Advent series with an elder brother in Christ, the pastor-theologian Athanasius. He faithfully served the church in North Africa for forty-five years during the explosive 4th century AD. His devotional treatise On the Incarnation is considered one of the great short works in Christian theology. C.S. Lewis considered this work “a masterpiece.” Athanasius presents the Incarnation with clarity and depth. He defends the Incarnation with insight and power. His theological vision will move our hearts to wonder as we celebrate the divine glory of the incarnate Son of God our Savior this Christmas.