Archive for December, 2009

Sermon Advent 4 – December 20, 2009

A gift represents a sacrifice of time, of wealth, of self.

In ancient Israel, first-fruits of field and flock were offered to God.

Not because God needed the grains and animals –

but because they needed to a way to offer themselves to God.

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Continue Reading December 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Sermon – 3rd Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist’s message cannot be a word of comfort until it is a word of warning;

a warning that when liberation comes,

all that belongs to the enemy will be swept away.

So those who have put their trust in the enemy will be swept away as well,

or at least have everything won by fear taken away from them.

“Bear fruits worthy of repentance,”

is a call to join the resistance,

the resistance which works behind the lines until help comes from outside.

Continue Reading December 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment


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