Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Sermon for Second Sunday of Advent

[Machine transcription] Beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish and at peace. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it would be so easy this morning to look at the gospel lesson as only a one-time event in the history so long ago in a country so far away, directed to a specific group of…

Sermon for Second Sunday of Advent

[Machine transcription] In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea saying, Repent, you may be seated. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear Saints of God, this is the first word and perhaps the best summary of the preaching of John the Baptist. Repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And then Matthew tells us, Mark and Luke too, that when Jesus…

Sermon for Second Sunday of Advent

[Machine transcription] And John went into all the regions around the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. You may be seated. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear Saints, this last Thursday the children from Upbring came over for their chapel and they were asking why we changed the colors in here and what those candles were doing. I told…

Sermon for Second Sunday of Advent

[Machine transcription] Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sin. You may be seated. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dear Saints, two quick things this morning. Well, maybe not too quick. Number one, repentance is readiness, and then number two,…