The Advent of Love

December 24, 2023

THE ADVENT OF LOVE
Psalm 89.1-4. 19-26

“My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
and in my name his horn shall be exalted."
(Psalm 89.24, ESV)

INTRODUCTION

ON THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS, TRUE LOVE ENTERED THE WORLD.

IN PSALM 89, DAVID IS SINGING OF GOD’S GREAT AND ETERNAL LOVE.
Chesed – God’s steadfast, eternal love.

In Chesed, God made a covenant with human beings our
to God’s eternal love.

God in love establishes a people FOREVER.

God’s CHESED is the foundation of forgiveness and
grace.

IN BETHLEHEM’S MANGER, GOD’S CHESED LOVE CAME INTO THE WORLD AS
A HUMAN BEING.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the
Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the

throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the
house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there
will be no end." (Luke 1.32-33)

JESUS CAME TO REVEAL GOD’S UNENDING CHESED LOVE.

JESUS CAME TO GIVE EACH OF US, GOD’S SAVING, STEADFAST LOVE,
FOREVER!

His mercy is for those who fear him from generation
to generation. He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their
hearts. He has brought down the powerful from
their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled
the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away
empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in
remembrance of his mercy, according to the
promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and

to his descendants forever.

GOD’S CHESED LOVE, GIVEN TO US, DEMANDS A RESPONSE OF OUR LOVE IN
RETURN.
CONCLUSION
How can you experience God’s love, today?
How can you share God’s love today?

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