February 25th, 2010


[catchup sermon (11)] Advent 3C

[written as if preached on the actual date]

Advent 3C - December 13, 2009
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18
We Light the Candle of Joy Today

"You brood of vipers."  That's a harsh thing to say to people who are coming to get baptized.  These are not John's enemies but people who have come to follow the way that John is proclaiming.

John is skeptical, though -- "Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?"  Are our actions truly guided by the stirrings of the Holy Spirit, or are we just following other people?

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