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The Old Testament prophets gave Israel a future hope. The Ephesians, like all Gentiles, did not receive the Law and the prophets. When Jesus came, he preached peace to those near and those far.
The first theme of Advent is hope. The next is faith, specifically the faith of Joseph and Mary as they journeyed to Bethlehem. We’re going to back up to Genesis 15 and start there.
Christ is concealed in the Old Testament but revealed in the New. Advent is a journey. As we begin Advent and look toward Christmas, let’s go way back and begin at the beginning. Like, Genesis 3 in the Garden of … Continue reading
We light the Shepherds candle and celebration joy on the third week of Advent. We light the angels candle on the fourth Sunday in Advent and the theme is peace. “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men” was their proclamation.
Bethlehem Faith is today’s sermon as we mark the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Click the play button below or the three dots at right to download the audio file. Two notes: 1) Last week I may have said that Elizabeth … Continue reading
John the Baptist began his ministry just before Jesus began his earthly ministry. John was called to prepare the people to receive Jesus, like turning the soil before planting. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season of preparation … Continue reading
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” Luke 2:10 NKJV
I don’t know what happened last year but looking back at the website archives reminded me that I did not get to preach on the first Sunday of Advent back in 2019. I had a sermon prepared and wrote up … Continue reading
The Advent season has been a regular part of our worship service for a few years. It is a season of preparation that help us focus on the tings that are most important. If you are unfamiliar with Advent this … Continue reading
“Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” You can have peace in a world that doesn’t know peace. Peace came into the world with the light of the world; the light of the world is Jesus.