Advent and Lent are periods of preparation and repentance and are represented by the color purple.
Featured Sermon – Hopes and Dreams
This is a season of joy. Why is it, then, that in these days leading up to Christmas, we often feel a sort of emptiness inside? Isn’t it time to search our hearts and open ourselves to the Lord who came to give us light and life? We all have hopes and dreams in life, but how often do we stop to consider what God has in mind for us?
This Sunday’s Scripture:
Hopes and Dreams
This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.”
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.
This Sunday’s Sermon:
Hopes and Dreams.