The Most Astonishing Combination of Acceptance and Admonition

Sermon by Rev. Patrick Notley

December 5, 2010

Matthew 3:1-12

When John cries out that the Kingdom of God is near, the underlying message of that simple statement is that God has acted to bring near God’s kingdom; and as the entire story in the Gospel of Matthew unfolds, it becomes clear that this Kingdom, unlike the kingdoms of the world, was to be comprised of all, not just a select few who had found some way to get into the good graces of the rulers and leaders of the day.  

To read Rev. Notley’s sermon, go to the pdf file: 12-05-2010 — The Most Astonishing Combination of Acceptance and Admonition – Advent II

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