I’m looking forward to focusing on the virgin birth of Jesus this Advent season. We’ll examine what the Bible teaches about this surprising and miraculous event, and why the virgin birth matters so much. Please join us to consider this ancient teaching, which is the confession of the Church throughout its 2000 years of existence.
“I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.”
The Apostles’ Creed
“Christ, by highest Heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” Charles Wesley
“Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace”