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The “Adoration of Christ”
Sunday Sermon by Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly 12/1/19
New Church of Montgomery
Isaiah at the mountaintop, foresees and prophecies that the Lord will be worshiped and adored. He shall be a Lord of peace and the people will walk in the light.
Psalm 12.2 joining together in the house of the Lord Jerusalem stands together, full of thanksgiving and praying for peace, as the people seek all that is good.
The time has come to awaken to our salvation as believers in the Lord. Setting aside darkness we are armored and light, with Jesus’ help.
The Gospel of Matthew prophecies that the son of man is coming, at an unknown hour, but for sure he is coming to walk among us.
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In truth, save your adoration for Jesus Christ himself, the son of God and source of eternal life. No other deserves this honor.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is adored as the King of Peace, a source of good and a being of light, whether foreseen by Isaiah praying a sum of peace in Jerusalem, or armored in light as in Romans. In each of these we raise up our adoration of Christ.
Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent, and as such the start of a new church year. It is a time of preparation, expectation and waiting, a blessed time, sometimes sitting in darkness but holding forth in the coming of the light.
The Lord’s coming is prophesied, and in that we can have assurance. The Christ child shall be born to redeem the world. An innocent babe resting in a Manger in a rude born, yet destined to become the savior of the world. Let us rejoice in anticipation awaiting the advent of hope and the birth of joy. Amen.