Sermon: “The Power of Light Over Darkness”
Theme: We participate in the light of Christ that overwhelms and transforms the world, a power that is greater than we can imagine.
Purpose: We learn to be part of the light rather than focus on what we can do ourselves.
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, the Lord loves justice and shall bring righteousness upon the earth.
John 1:6-8, 19-28 John testified to the light, and his message was a message of hope and judgment.
Do we welcome the gift of light in the midst of our darkness or are we preferring to keep our eyes closed and stay asleep? What do we need to release and put to an end in order to be healthy and joyful in this Advent season? What is Christ inviting us to rebuild or set aside? Have was come to appreciate the light of Christ or are we hoping to keep things pretty much as they were before? Have we accepted the authority of God’s instruction or are we hoping to keep God in the role of an advisor, making suggestions rather than instructions? What is God inviting us to begin doing or changing in this Advent season?
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