Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, you evangelist! Advent 2 sermon 2017, Isaiah 40;1-11

God created the church to joyfully lift up the Good News of God, even when all hell is breaking loose — like it so often seems. We are not called to be a police force for morality. We are not called to frighten people with dire warnings, as if we were some holy alarm system (although that might sometimes be a necessary tactic). The prophet Isaiah teaches us our actual purpose:  to joyfully proclaim God’s good news in Jesus Christ and to live into the future God promises in Christ. Our joy might be solemn, sober and serious, but it is a deep joy that points beyond present circumstances to how God promises them to be in Christ.   

Follow this link to read the whole sermon: