This sermon was preached Sunday, December 8, the second Sunday of Advent. It was intended for the first Sunday of Advent, but preached a week later because of weather. This sermon was followed with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Q. Do you or your family keep Advent in a meaningful way (e.g. Advent candles)? If so, how has that time together changed your experience of the Christmas season?
Q. How is your hope? Are you awaiting expectantly that Jesus is about to show up in your life, to rescue and redeem and reconcile? Or have you lost hope this Advent? Or are you putting your hope on things that cannot sustain it?