Everlasting Joy

Third Sunday in Advent, Old Testament Lesson Plan, Year A
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10

Advent begins with darkness. In the days of the prophets, the Israelites looked to God for hope and promise.  The prophets began to speak of the hope and light that would be coming to the people of God.  Today we continue to share the stories of the prophets to remind us that we have been given this hope and light through the birth of Jesus Christ.  During this time in the calendar year our days are getting shorter,  and we wait for the light of Christ to shatter this darkness.  In Advent we are encouraged to stop and listen and hear what the prophets are saying.

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Are You the One?

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A
Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11

John the Baptist has been calling people’s attention to their skewed priorities and baptizing them when they got the message. Now, confined to prison for his preaching that made the authorities uncomfortable, John sends this plaintive question to Jesus: “Are you the one?” How do we answer the question? How do we choose to live out our answer?

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