The early church mothers and fathers had the great wisdom to set aside the four weeks leading up to Christmas as a time to prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus was a historical event that took place in a particular time and place, and yet every Christmas has the potential for Jesus to be born anew, in our lives and in the world. Join us for worship at First UMC El Dorado from December 3 to Christmas Eve as we explore what it means for Christ to be sent by God into our lives and how we might be sent into the world as the hands and feet of Christ, not just in this season, but all year long.
|Date||Sermon Title||Scripture Text|
|December 3, 2017||Jesus Reconciles||Luke 2:8-10|
|December 10, 2017||Jesus Sets Us Free||Luke 4:16-19|
|December 17, 2017||Jesus Is God With Us||Matthew 1:23|
|December 24, 2017||Jesus Brings New Life for the Fourth Sunday of Advent||Ezekiel 37:1-3|
|December 24, 2017||Jesus Changes Everything for Candlelight Christmas Eve||Luke 2:1-20|
|December 31, 2017||Outward Focus, Inward Peace||1 Chronicles 16:8-13|
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about who Jesus comes to and in what ways he is sent.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because the story isn’t about Jesus being sent to people long ago and far away. The story of Jesus birth is about Jesus being sent for all the world and for us.
What is the good news?
The good news is that God sends Jesus to make love real, to offer hope, to bring peace, and share joy.
What are the next action steps?
You are invited to use our Advent Devotional Guide, coloring page, and word of the day to journey through the season toward Christmas.
What is the context of this sermon?
This Advent sermon is prepared with content from “Sent” by Jorge Acevedo, Jacob Armstrong, Justin LaRosa, Rachel Billups and Lanecia Rouse. It is the first Advent in our renovated sanctuary.