No Pipe-dream

.... and all flesh shall see the salvation of God

Luke 3:6
Luke 3:1-6

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Second Sunday of Advent,

Sermon Topic


A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in,
A pint of joy to a peck of trouble,
And never a laugh but the moans come double;
And that is life! (“Life,” by Laurance Dunbar)

Some have characterized our age as “hopeless.” People lament that the atomic bomb is about to end modern culture. If the bomb does not get us, pollution will. And so on. The result has been what some have called a “failure of nerve.” But we know we are not abandoned. The Spirit of Advent breaks through to soothe over frazzled nerves; to restore our confidence in things to come. Because the Advent Message renews hope in God’s promise of eternal fulfillment, it recharges our batteries, so to speak; renews our zest for life; reawakens us to the reality that the Coming Kingdom already is being realized in the here and now. Our eternal lives…

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