Sermon: Wake Up!
Theme: We need to focus on the gift of God’s presence and wisdom in order to make the most of this time.
Purpose: To call the congregation to dedication to daily preparation for Christ’s presence.
Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5 The people seek to come to the wisdom of God.
Romans 13:11-14 Wake up! Put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no room for the flesh.
What keeps us from fully appreciating the gift of Christ’s love in Advent and Christmas? What are the distractions that rob us of the joy and wonder of the season? How is it our grievances, unforgiveness, and fears lead us to denial, distraction, and focus upon things that are meaningless? Why do we focus on the things we cannot control, while neglecting to take time for the growth and wisdom that would become a source of strength?