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Semon Series: A Geography of Salvation
The Scriptures that help us prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ are filled with places—holy places, hard places, and the pathways in between. Together, these places present a “geography of salvation”—a map of the heights and depths our good God will go to bring us home. Throughout the weeks of Advent, we will “visit” some of these sacred locales. Along the way we’ll learn that we can meet God on the mountaintop—but that God also draws near to wherever it is we find ourselves.

 

November 27, 2022—First Sunday of Advent
Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14 (NRSV)
Sermon Title: A Pending Invitation
Synopsis: We await our invitation to celebrate when the house of the Lord is established.

 

December 4, 2022—Second Sunday of Advent
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-13 (NRSV)
Sermon Title: A Tangible Hope
Synopsis: Even in the midst of a broken creation, signs of hope emerge.

 

December 11, 2022—Third Sunday of Advent
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10 (NRSV)
Sermon Title: A Desert in Bloom
Synopsis: Advent isn’t only about God’s movement toward us. Advent is also about our movement toward God.

 

December 18, 2022—Fourth Sunday of Advent
Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16; Rom 1:1-7 (NRSV)
Sermon Title: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell

Synopsis: Emmanuel, God with us, is here.
 

Saturday, December 24, 2022—Christmas Eve
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 and Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) (NRSV)
Sermon Title: A Feast of Light
Synopsis: Although we still walk in places of darkness, the Christ light shines.

 

Sunday, December 25, 2022—Christmas Day
Scripture: Isaiah 63:7-9; Matthew 2:13-23
Today we will celebrate Christmas, the coming of the Christ-Child with a blessing of the toys and a carol hymn sing. And the best part…you can come in your PJs. Let’s come and rejoice that the Savior of the World is born this day!!!