A sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent preached 12/12/2009. It had a dual text, the other is John 3:7-18 and shows us how we as Christians can rejoice in repentance!
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again, I will say Rejoice!”
That’s how our Epistle reading for this morning begins. In fact, the traditional Latin name for this Sunday in Advent is Gaudete, meaning, Joy, based on that verse, which was for years a portion of the Introit for the day. Yet, joy is