Contributed by Joe Harding on Dec 26, 2001
Our Epistle lesson is a text of HOPE. Hope is what the season is all about. Hope for a better day, hope for a better way, hope for all of humanity which seems to swell during the Advent/Christmas season.
December 16, 2001
INTRODUCTION: 12/9/96 FRESH SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS #1
There is more to the holiday than this, Christmas eve services, opening gifts, and spending and making money!!! Advent is the season of four weeks including four Sundays. Advent means “coming.”