Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 17-DEC-2017 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Vikki Waller – Length 19:26

Advent 3 – The flavour of Christianity is joy – even when one's life is anything but pleasant. The gospel doen't just tell us to be joyful; it gives us hope against everything that gets us down. It is more than emotion – it is the whole of one's being responding to God's free gift of grace. Jesus tells us that he came with good news for the poor; to bind up the broken hearted; to give liberty to captives. We cannot manufacture these blessings, but with the right environment of faith, fellowship and obedience, the blessings can grow and flourish. Joy comes from a commitment to living in the light, enjoying it, revelling in it, and sharing it.
Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; John 1: 6-8, 19-28