Jesus: The Passover Lamb (Advent 1)

As we begin this season of Advent, our desire as a church is to center this time around Jesus, not materialism, not family outings (although those are often a blast), not vacation time, not leisure time, but Jesus.  Today, we make the correlation between the Old Testament sacrificial system of the Passover Lamb with Jesus whom John the Baptist called, "the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."  That should set the stage of our journey toward Christmas.