Light of the World

A Light Has Dawned

    “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, … Read More

God’s Kingdom of Peace

God's Peaceful Kingdom

Christ the King Will Establish Peace In the second week of our series, “The Prophets Foretold,” we learned how Christ is a new kind of king establishing a new kind of kingdom. In particular, we learned that God’s kingdom is restorative. The prophet Zechariah also brings a word about this new … Read More

God’s Restorative Kingdom

God's Restorative Kingdom

God’s Restorative Heart In the first week of our series, “The Prophets Foretold,” I mentioned that the ancient prophets were poets. This means they often use metaphor and symbol to communicate their message. This passage is a good example: “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up … Read More

Living in Advent

Christmas

Advent Reminds Us We Live In The In-Between Advent is a season where the people of God live in between the joy of Christ’s coming as a baby at the first Christmas and the longing of his second coming. This season calls us to live with the tension of hope … Read More

Isaiah’s Prophetic Vision

Fort Collins Church Christmas Service

The Nature of Prophecy This Advent season at Emmaus Road Church we are doing a series called “The Prophets Foretold.” Prophecy is a word that carries all kinds of baggage so let me lay a foundation of what prophecy is and is not before getting into Isaiah’s messianic prophecy. Prophecy is … Read More