This seasonal addition to the Reformed Expository Commentary series presents twelve biblically and theologically grounded Christmas messages, as the authors explore the canonical teaching on the birth of Jesus Christ in the gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John.
As a sample of the exposition found in the series, this volume is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each commentary gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
In addition, this volume includes four special appendices of Advent material and worship aids useful in the planning of a Christ-centered Christmas service. With five new carols, essays and reflections on the Advent season, and a program of lessons and carols, this material is valuable to any pastor or worship leader seeking meaningful ways to celebrate the coming of Christ during the season commemorating his birth.
All Christians seeking a deep, worshipful, and gospel-centered Advent season will benefit from the insight and worship material in this helpful commentary.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: The Incarnation in Matthew: The Hope of Israel – Daniel M. Doriani
Part 2: The Incarnation in Luke: Songs for the Savior – Philip Graham Ryken
Part 3: The Incarnation in John: The Coming of the Light – Richard D. Phillips
Appendix 1: Gospel-Centered Worship Connected to Christ’s Nativity – Mark L. Daleby
Appendix 2: A Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols – Richard D. Phillips
Appendix 3: Five Recent Advent Carols – Paul S. Jones, James Montgomery Boice, Eric J. Alexander, Derek W.H. Thomas, Philip Ryken
Appendix 4: Mediations on Christmas Customs – Daniel M. Doriani