Sermons on Advent

Sermons on Advent

Hope – Meditation

Maybe you too, like the author of Isaiah, have been so fed up with the world around you, the way things seem to be, that in complete exasperation you have shook your fist at the heavens and declared “Oh, that you would rip open the heavens and descend!”

Emmanuel, God With Us

The story of Joseph, and his willingness to have his life upended in the service of love; to risk mockery and the disapproval of his mates as the cost of standing up for the vulnerable and unprotected; to put his whole life in the service of what God is trying to do in the world—this story is another invitation to us.

What Are We Waiting For?

Think of something you can do that lets you step out of practices that reinforce boundaries and privilege, and into practices that challenge those kinds of boundaries.

An Unwelcome Guest

No wonder we don’t like Advent! Especially at this time of the year! We want to cosy up by the fire, and this reading seems to send us out into the cold, icy blast of a blizzard.

Saying Yes to God

Well friends, we’ve made it! We’ve made it to the fourth and final Sunday in the season of Advent. Our waiting is almost over. Almost. This morning’s sermon will wrap up our exploration of the theme we have been following throughout Advent, “Do not be afraid.” We’ve been looking at some of our fears, and at God’s promises in the midst of our fears; God’s words of encouragement, Do not be afraid. Over the Sundays of Advent, our Scripture readings…

Making Peace

We are continuing this week our Advent theme of “Do not be afraid,” exploring our fears and God’s continued call to us of, “Do not be afraid.”

Do Not Be Afraid

As your pastor, I believe Advent, like fibre, is good for you and so I’m determined to keep working on this with you year after year.