Sermon on believing in the Second Coming of Jesus, an often confused
and neglected doctrine, but an important one to understand our faith and
our work. We believe that Christ will come again to judge the world
and bring about justice and peace, but we often forget the peace with
the justice and imagine a day of violence and fear, rather
than a day to be longed for. It is equally important to hold on to who
is coming, the Prince of Peace! When we hold a strong horizon, we can
set our course well, for us and for the children who are being born and
born again in Grace.
This was the service of baptism for Beatrice Plum! What a grand day and a wonderful way to begin Advent!
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the
works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in
great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his
glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to
the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.