Sermon: Pastor Sarah Merchant
Scripture: Matthew 3: 1-12
Theme: Advent is the time to prepare for Jesus to come again into our lives. And how do we respond? Perhaps with a lot of bells and whistles, doing our best to create just the right atmosphere and presentation. But this isn’t Chopped where we’re judged on how the plate looks and creativity. Perhaps we give and give and give of money, time and resources to exhaustion. Somewhere there’s a thoughtful middle where we prepare, especially our hearts, to live into the Christmas promise and love now even as we wait.