Advent is a time of active waiting. It’s a waiting for hope that does justice, a waiting for peace that forgives freely, a waiting for joy that is merciful, a waiting for love that loves your neighbor as yourself. This Advent, we will wait actively. We will do something simple and beautiful every day.
Beginning on November 27, stories, scripture and a simple invitation every day will challenge us to respond to God and others with down-to-earth love, humility, lifestyle, and obedience. Join us at First United Methodist Church of El Dorado as we count down the days until God’s new world is born on Christmas Eve.
- November 27 – Down to Earth Love
- December 4 – Down to Earth Humility
- December 11 – Down to Earth Lifestyle
- December 18 – Down to Earth Obedience
- December 24 – Be Loved. Do Love.
- December 25 – A Service of Lessons and Carols
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about adopting the attitude of Jesus, particularly his down-to-earth humility.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because humility is a key part of the attitude of Jesus and living in the upside-down world of God’s kingdom.
What is the good news?
The good news is that God’s true light has broken into the worlds’ darkness in the birth of Jesus. God’s kingdom is coming on earth.
What are the next action steps?
Begin making plans for your offering on Christmas Eve which will make a difference in the lives of educators, children and families here in El Dorado and in the lives of the people half a world away in Marondera, Zimbabwe through a local United Methodist Church.
What is the context of this sermon?
This series and sermon is adapted from the book Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter with Rachel Billups published through Abingdon Press.