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 Jesus liberation for us and the world.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because modern day middle class people don’t often consider themselves in need of liberation.
What is the good news?
The good news is that Jesus was sent to set us free so that we may fully live.
What are the next action steps?
Join Jesus’ mission of liberation.
See new life springing up all around you.
Feel new life within your soul as well.
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.