The Gospel Lesson for the Fourth Sunday in Advent recounts the Blessed Virgin Mary’s journey to visit Elizabeth, her relative and the mother of John the Baptist. The actions and words of the two women have much to teach everyone about faith, worship, and service to God. For those facing an unexpected pregnancy the same lesson provides the “hows and whys” of a godly way forward.
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
Text: Luke 1:39-56
There are different kinds of spiritual wisdom and they lead to different ways of living. This short sermon from Mark 9:30-37 and James 3 will help you sort out the difference between demonic wisdom and the wisdom that comes from the one true God.
English translations of Ephesians 5 often encourage us to submit to one another, but how? and what does that mean? What is the Spirit of God trying to accomplish in our homes? How should modern families hear and apply these words written so long ago to people of another culture? Listen in and find out!
Jesus denounced the scribes and pharisees for not practicing what they preached. Pastors and their listeners are frequently guilty of the same sin. God has a solution for those humble enough to receive it.
Jesus told a story in which he said that God was like a man who paid everyone the same no matter how long or hard they had worked. Some of the workers thought it wasn’t fair, but the man had other concerns he considered more important. So how is God like such a man and what does that mean for us? Listen and find out.
Jesus was preparing 72 men as his advance teams. They would go to various towns and tell the people that Jesus was coming and the kingdom of God was near. Although, the training was specific to them, there are important things we can learn by listening to what he taught those men about the people they would encounter. After all, the people they spoke to were people like us. How would the people respond? How will you respond to what the Bible says about Jesus?
Are you worried about the coming year or looking forward to it with hope and confidence? What did Jesus have to say about how we occupy ourselves as we wait for his glorious return? We invite you to listen in as Pastor Hinkle shares good news from Luke 12:22-40.