The 2nd Sunday of Advent (C)
“The Voice Still Crying in the Wilderness”
December 9, 2018
Sermon Text: Malachi 3:1-7b, Luke 3:1-14
Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from our Advent King, Christ Jesus. Amen.
Dearly Beloved of the Lord,
Amazingly, it will still catch people by surprise… the vast majority of men, women, teenagers and children who happen to be living at that time… carrying out their lives… carrying on as if this will all continue on.
It is no overstatement to say that the world will be in shock at the second coming… our victorious King, Christ Jesus, coming down from heaven at the sound of the trumpet… on the last day… with legion upon legion of His angels and all the company of heaven singing and giving glory to God in the highest.
All of this was foretold… spoken about by the voice crying in the wilderness which has resounded throughout time… right up until the end.
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The Second Sunday in Advent
“Frustration and Promise”
December 10, 2017
Sermon Text: Malachi 4, Mark 1:1-8
A reading from the prophet Malachi, the fourth chapter:
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” 2 “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. 3 You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the Lord of hosts.
4 “Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.
5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
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