Sermon 03 December 2017  (1st Sunday of Advent)

Old things become new by Fr. Dana

  • There is no God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him – Isaiah 64
  • Awaken Your might; restore us, that we may be saved – Psalm 80
  • God is faithful to keep you firm to the end, blameless on the day of the Lord – 1 Corinthians 1
  • Stay awake, alert … and most of all prepared for Jesus’ return – Mark 13

Simple Summary:  Celebrating the same old things each year, ever new.  The Scriptures change: not the words on the page, but in our understanding as the Spirit writes them anew on our hearts.  The Word of God is not only a weapon against the enemy, but a scalpel the Holy Spirit uses to cut away the sin and useless pursuits of our hearts … over time.  Let us begin the Advent journey together, with wicks trimmed and oil in abundance.

Lectionary:  Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Mark 13:24-37

Referenced Scriptures: John 6:63; Hebrews 4:12-13; Luke 2:14; Matthew 27:46

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnAMzxouvPt6K1dCd

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