Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 27, 2003
The premise of this sermon is that sometimes there is much more disappointment in our hearts than hope! Advent’s message through the Prophet Isaiah is that hope is hidden deep within us, safe and secure, and is ready to burst forth in renewed life.
Advent II- Hope
It was just this word of hope the people desperately needed to hear--the words that Isaiah wrote about the dry-looking stump with a green shoot growing out of it. The Israelites felt hopeless, in despair. The words Isaiah wrote told of that despairing and proclaimed that the