Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10

Response: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Epistle: Romans 15:4-13

Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

 

Sermon

That message of judgement that John brings, is a necessary preface to understanding and embracing the grace of God in Jesus.

Fr. Bill talks about what John the Baptist was trying to say to us, and explains why he doesn't like John the Baptist, but needs him.

 Fr. Bill

Fr. Bill