Originally preached Sunday, December 17, 2017
Originally preached Sunday, December 10, 2017
During this first Sunday of Advent we learn about the Hope of arriving. Taking a moment to look at some of the elements of Paul’s greeting from the letter he wrote in 1 Corinthian’s 1:3-9. God is faithful. Nothing we do can cancel that. God has called us into partnership with his Son. He has given us spiritual gifts, and the strength to use them, so that we can give testimony to the reality of Christ’s arrival. [Read more…]
This is not a sermon about elevating women—I am sensitive to perceptions like that, because as a woman, I do not want to be thought of as a shrill voice advocating for women’s rights. My cause and message are SO MUCH larger than that. However, I never feel those hesitations when I preach a message about a powerful man, so there is some underlying gender bias on my part.
But . . the message in this message IS about how God delivers from unexpected sources, and the unexpected deliverance in THIS message relies on the faithfulness of a woman. Of two women. So . . . let’s get down to it.