Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 24-DEC-2017 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsden – Length 17:23

Advent 4 – Luke's story of the birth of Jesus is told in a way that modern readers are likely to dismiss as coming from an irrelevant mythology, full of magic, superstition and questionable facts. But God's ways are not our ways. This short extract from Luke's gospel tells of a frightened young woman named Mary being told that she was going to give birth to a miraculously conceived baby boy who was to be named Jesus; and that the boy would grow up to be God's anointed agent. The power in our lives that we call God is not an overpowering despot or judge, rather, it is a life-giving presence expressed most profoundly in the birth of Jesus – born vulnerable and helpless, and in very poor circumstances.
Luke 1: 26-38