Advent is a wonderful time of year, bringing as it does the expectation of the joy of deliverance, victory, and world-wide transformation. In years like this, when the election results were not what we had hoped and worked for, it is a great season to reflect on advent truths regarding God and the history of men. I preached a series of sermons on the book of Jonah during Advent of 2012. The advent of Jonah to the great city Nineveh brings an announcement of great judgment that produces great mercy and deliverance. As we enter our cities each week this season, let us have the sure hope of the advent of our Savior, and our advent in Him, to our troubled times. Here’s a link to that sermon, and its outline. I know I am biased, but I think you will find the first few minutes alone worth the time. In it, I talked about the song “O Come, O Come Immanuel” and its origins in the early church’s seven O Antiphons. Enjoy!