"A BC Road Trip to the Manger of Bethlehem"
Dec. 3, 2023 - The First Sunday of Advent
Stop 1: The Celestial Skyline (Mark 13:24-37)
Advent 1 - Hope
Sermon Topic: “Stargazing Amidst the Signs”
Friends in Christ, our Advent Season Road Trip begins today. We're embarking on a thrilling journey – “A BC Road Trip to the Manger of Bethlehem!”
Picture this: winding roads, scenic stops, and a GPS set for the most sacred destination of all time – the humble manger in Bethlehem where our Savior was born.
In the spirit of a Canadian road trip, where the journey is as important as the destination, we're about to traverse through the beautiful landscapes of Scripture. From cosmic signs that light up the celestial sky to the wilderness echoes of John preparing the way, our road trip promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.
As we navigate this spiritual highway, each reading becomes a scenic stop, offering breathtaking views of God's promises and the anticipation of the ultimate Christmas destination – the manger where hope, love, joy, and peace were born. So, fuel up your faith, adjust your spiritual GPS, and let's hit the road together. Who knows what divine detours and awe-inspiring moments await us?
The journey begins now, and the manger of Bethlehem is our heartwarming final stop.
With all on board, let’s fasten our seatbelts (see our car seat – children are on the journey too) fellow travelers, as we embark on this Advent Road Trip – a journey of reflection, discovery, and joyful anticipation. Onward to Bethlehem we go, St. Matthew!
[See the Sermon Notes for the rest of the sermon.]