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 Mary’s obedience in the midst of the mess of life.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because obedience is life-giving and it is often forged in the middle of a mess.
What is the good news?
The good news is that God came down to earth so that we can say yes and step into the future that God has for us and the people around us.
What are the next action steps?
You are invited to give a big yes to God and consider giving to our 2016 Christmas Eve offering.
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.