Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 10-DEC-2017 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon – Length 19:30

Advent 2 – Around the year 700 BCE, the prophet Isaiah was proclaiming a new understanding of the character of God, that we have a God of comfort, nurture and consolation who responds to suffering; but that God's access to his people first needs to be cleared of the spiritual rubbish that is blocking the way. A similar message was preached by John the Baptiser, who urged people to repent and realign their lives to what they knew were God's ways. Advent is a time of waiting, reflection and repentance; and we need to think about God waiting for us, as well as us waiting for God.
Isaiah 40: 1-11; Mark 1: 1-8