Living Between the Two Advents of Messiah

As Christmas approaches, Dr. Boa discusses the season of Advent with his Wednesday Morning Men’s Fellowship in Atlanta. He explains how the Advent season is a time of looking both back to the first advent of Christ and forward to his second coming. Three songs represent these dual purposes of Advent (which the group sings together, led by David White):

  1. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (anticipates the first advent)
  2. “Joy to the World” (celebrates his first coming)
  3. “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending” (anticipates Christ’s second coming)

Dr. Boa spends time reflecting on the profound mystery of the incarnation, what it means for us, and how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament’s remarkable vision of a Messiah who is both Suffering Servant and Reigning King (see Isaiah 53).

Note: In his talk, he references this article by BreakPoint: “Too Much Christmas, Too Little Advent?”