Sermon for Sunday, 29th November 2015 (First Sunday of Advent)

Nov 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Sermons

“Be alert.” Luke 21:36

“Be alert”, says Jesus and “alert” is a word that we might use as an acrostic to think about today’s Gospel reading, A-L-E-R-T standing for, “Advent”, “Look”, “Earth”, “Raise” and “Trap.”

Advent: In the overwhelming commercialism of this time of year, it is easy to forget that the season of Advent that begins today is not focussed on preparing for Christmas, instead it is a time to remember that it was in  “the time of this mortal life” that “Jesus Christ came to us in great humility” and “that …