As we celebrate the first Sunday in Advent, the church teaches that the coming of the Lord is a time for reflection and penance at just the time that everybody else wants a time of celebration and gifts. This is why the church doesn't get invited to any fun parties.
Grinchy or not, the first Sunday in Advent is a time to remind ourselves that the Communion liturgy, "Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again." has real meaning. The first Sunday in Advent is a time to remind ourselves that the story we exist to tell didn't end at the Resurrection. There is more to come, and it matters if we get it right.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, And So, It Begins by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.