"God Always With Us"
Delivered By
Rev. Travis Shafer
Delivered On
December 24, 2019
Central Passage
Luke 2:1-20

Over the course of Advent, we have looked at a small amount of Scriptures that deal with God visiting His people. Christmas is the holiday that really brings this Biblical theme into sharp focus. The story of Jesus, Emmanuel ("God-with-us"), is the story of God moving closer to His people and bringing them closer to Him. If you are interested in looking more deeply into the theme of God's presence among His people I recommend to you God's Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology written by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. It is published by Baker Academic and came out in 2019. I also recommend God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth written by G.K. Beale and Mitchell Kim. It is published by IVP Books and came out in 2014.