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Biblical Literacy - Advent: Lesson 4: Mark Lanier

Mark drew the curtain back on Advent Lesson 4, unveiling a lesson on “Adventus”. Latin for Arrival. (“Advent” The four weeks of celebration on the Christian Calendar before Christmas, the birth of Christ) He broke down the arrival into three life events.

  1. 1. Arrival in Bethlehem
  2. 2. Arrival in Life
  3. 3. Arrival to Come, “the second coming”

Mark gives us a brain teaser. “Which Christmas Carol is about the second coming?” - Do you know?

Mark addresses the three life events by discussing in detail:

  1. 1. Life’s curveballs
  2. 2. Our Testimony
  3. 3. Our Lord “GOD”

He references many passages in Luke 1;39-53 to address life’s struggles and solutions, what our testimony should entail, the power it gives us and our promise in our belief that our Lord will come again.

Mark closes with profoundly knowing and in deep belief that life throws curveballs, but we are servants of GOD and we can tell the world about our GOD.

Joy to the World, the Lord has come and that is who we are.

Length: 59mins

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.