2021 Advent Reading – Hope for the World: Advent with John Wesley

Day 17 Thursday 23 December 2021

Who is this Jesus Christ?

Reflection

Even though John Wesley never published any sermon on Christmas in particular, his brother Charles Wesley wrote one of the most beloved Christmas Hymns called “Hark the Herald Angels sing”. This hymn is littered with who Christ Jesus is:

  • He is a newborn King. He does not later become King. He is king at his birth.
  • He brings peace on earth and he reconciled God and sinners.
  • Christ is God in heaven adored. He is the everlasting Lord. Again he does not become Lord and God after birth. He was God and Lord at his birth.
  • He is the Word becoming flesh. He is God incarnate.
  • He is the Emmanuel. He is God condescending and living among us.
  • He is the Prince of peace.
  • He is the Sun of righteousness as mentioned in Malachi 4:2.
  • His birth is to redeem us by given us a second birth. A new birth in Christ and to give us everlasting life.

Prayer

Dear Heavenly father, thanks for given us Jesus Christ. One who is fully God and fully human to save us sinners and given us hope for a new life. An everlasting life with you. Amen.esus Christ.

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