Sermons tagged with ‘Joyful Noise’

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Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2015

Topic: Rejoicing in Jesus

Isaiah (12:6) – Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Paul (Phil 4:4) – Rejoice in the Lord always.

All express profound joy over their experience of the Lord’s presence.

Then there is John, who sets a very different tone from joy and exaltation. People had better get ready for God, because he isn’t happy.

Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2015

Topic: Our Straight Path to God

Last week Julie was managing our church office when a man came to ask for help. He said he had made some bad decisions that caused a financial mess for him. He wanted to speak to the pastor. On Friday he came back, and I met with him. He wanted more than financial help. He needed to talk about the decisions he had made that hurt people

Second Sunday of Advent

Topic: Travelling God’s Highway

Last week I suggested that we take over the meaning of Christmas lights, regardless of their source: from the nose of a reindeer, or on a sleigh, or maybe from a star on a manger scene. We agreed to think: ‘The light of Christ: Thanks be to God’. I have another symbol for us to take over, from a street sign…