In Our Joy And In Our Sorrow

When these things begin to happen, stand erect and hold your heads high, for your deliverance is near at hand

Luke 21:28
Luke 21:23-28, 34-36

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Advent,

Sermon Topic


There is much joy in the Biblical account of the coming of Jesus. Reading the Nativity Stories in the Gospels can be an exhilarating experience. You can feel the joy, literally. In Luke’s Gospel, for example, there is the joy of Mary when she learns that she is to become the mother of the Messiah. There is the joy of Mary and Joseph at the time of the child’s birth. There is the joy of the shepherds who came in from their fields to adore the newborn Babe. There is the joy of the old couple, Simeon and Anna, when they encounter the Child Jesus in the Temple and recognize that their lifelong dreams of the Messiah’s coming have been…

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