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The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown

Michael Brown: God at Our Doorsteps

Isaiah 40:1-11

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 10, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

 

"Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim that her hard service has been completed ... " Those words from the prophet Isaiah, written to people suffering in exile in Babylon, seem no less urgent now than they did when written over 2700 years ago. If ever there were a world in need of comfort, we are that world.

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The Rev. John Gunn

The Bible's Comfort

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The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "A large part of my work as a pastor has been that of ministering comfort to troubled and sorrowing hearts. In this ministry, I have relied wholly on the Bible. Without that blessed book, I would be at a loss as a comforter."

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