The (Meta)Story of Christmas: The Blessing of Christ
We all know the story of Christmas, but many of us do not realize that the story of Christmas spans the full breadth of the scriptures. This Advent, we are going to look at the larger story, from Genesis to Revelation, to see how the metanarrative of scripture points us to see that the coming of Christ. That the birth of Christ is not just an important moment, but the entire point of the story and the greatest hope of ours.
Today, we look at Ephesians 1:3-13 and the many blessings we have received in Christ. In those blessings, we will see that the incarnation of Christ, the Word become flesh, is not just a plan worked up by God to save a sinful people. The incarnation is both God’s plan from before creation and the only way in which we receive the many blessings of being in Christ.