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The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell

A Prophet's Joy

Zephaniah 3:14-20

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year A - (Advent 3C)

December 08, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell (UMC)

We continue our Advent journey today with a reading from the prophet, Zephaniah. His very name means God protects. Zephaniah's prophecy is limited to three chapters, just 55 verses. In his signature verse, his lineage is traced back four generations. That's a little strange if you know the prophets! Others go back two generations. Zephaniah goes back four.

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The Rev. Dr. Ted A. Smith

Later Days

Isaiah 2:1-5

1st Sunday of Advent - Year A

December 01, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Ted A. Smith (PCUSA)

Advent rings true.  Because we know what it means to dwell in lowly exile here, we can sing with integrity when we sing, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."  Because we know war, and rumors of war, and the endless background noise of almost-war, we are ready to sing, "dear desire of every nation, enter every trembling heart."  Because we are a people who live in deep darkness, we know how to long to see a great light.  Advent is a season of anticipating the coming of Christ.  It is a season that gives voice to our yearning.  And because we yearn, we can live into the season.  Advent just rings true.

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