Biblical Literacy - Advent: Lesson 1: Mark Lanier
Today was the first Sunday in Advent, and Mark taught the first of four lessons before Christmas. Mark first explained the histories of marking time around the world and how it affected the church regarding holy day observances. He then transitioned to 3 focus areas for Advent that infuse joy and faith:
1. Arrival in Bethlehem: God has plans.
2. Arrival of Christ in our life.
3. The arrival of Jesus again.
God has perfect timing, and believers are to rely only on God as we 1) live with purpose, 2) serve and pray, and 3) demonstrate faith over fear.
Listen to Mark explore the beginning of the Advent season and God’s purpose for us since the beginning of time.
Biblical Literacy is a class taught on Sunday mornings by W. Mark Lanier in Texas, US. Mark is a top 10 US trial attorney who also holds a B.A. in Biblical Languages from David Lipscomb University. He is both a committed student of Scripture and an excellent communicator of its truths. The Biblical Literacy class began in 2003 with a vision to complete an overview of the entire Bible and his since expanded to include other biblical and scholarly topics. The founding idea was to create a class that provided “core material” that would offer anyone, including a novice, a working familiarity with the Bible. For further information on the class, past series and W. Mark Lanier click here.