Let The Light Shine Through

...he went into al the region of the Jordan preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins

Luke 3:3
Luke 3:1-6

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Advent,

Sermon Topic


The owner of a greenhouse hired a young gardener whom he had judged to be careful, methodical and a hard worker. Although the owner’s judgment proved to be correct, nevertheless the greenhouse plants didn’t prosper under his care. Then the owner called in a more experienced gardener to remedy the situation. Soon the plants began to grow larger and healthier. The employer was gratified, but puzzled. “What made the difference?” he asked the first gardener. “Why didn’t the plants thrive under your care?” The young man explained the lesson he had learned: “When I transplanted plants,” he said, “I removed them carefully from their pots. I disturbed them as little as possible. But the new man didn’t treat them that way. He was rough with them — as though he wanted to disturb their roots. I thought he was being careless and the plants he handled would never grow larger and healthier. But, as you can see, they are growing beautifully because he loosened their…

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