06 Dec

Kyrie Eleison | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on December 6, 2015 (The Second Sunday in Advent). The sermon text is Malachi 3:1-7,

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’”

The other readings for the day were from Philippians 1:2-11 and Luke 3:1-20. To know more about the news articles that Pastor referenced in the sermon read Mollie Hemingway’s excellent article by clicking here.

We’re certainly praying (Kyrie Eleison) for all those whose lives were impacted by the shooting in San Bernardino last week.

Visit our sermon archive to listen to more sermons.

23 Nov

Thanksgiving & Advent Worship Resources

Yesterday, in church, Pastor announced two different worship resources. One of them is a Thanksgiving Litany and Grace (it was printed on a blue sheet of paper and handed out at the end of the service). If you’d like to print off more copies so that you can have enough for every person at your Thanksgiving Day dinner table, if you didn’t get a copy, or if you’d just rather have a PDF version to use on your mobile device it’s our pleasure to provide this great resource here. Simply click the “Unwrapping the Gifts” image below (or the previous link).Unwrapping-Gifts-banner-577x172

advent-christmas-reflections-2015

The other resource that was distributed yesterday was a devotional booklet for Advent and Christmas (Nov. 29 – Jan. 5) called Higher Things Reflections. It can be downloaded either by clicking the cover image or the following link: Higher Things Reflections: Advent and Christmas devotions booklet

Both of these resources are great tools that will help you stay in God’s Word during the holidays. May God bless you in these times of heightened thankfulness, anticipation, and peace.