In today’s sermonette, Pastor Jamie asks us to think of all the road trips we’ve been on, whether we were the driver, passenger, or the small child asking, “Are we there yet?!” The response is always “No! We’ll let you know when we get there.” In life we ask the same question, wondering when we’ll get there. Christmas is a season of preparation for the Christ child, waiting for the God-Man Jesus to be born. We wait for the final coming of God. Christianity is a culture of waiting. Not waiting like waiting in line at the grocery store, but the eager expectation of something that wonderful that has been a long time coming. We await the joyful moment of meeting God again. Watch the full sermon and enjoy the music worship, and thank you for joining.
Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11
2 Now when John heard in prison about the things the Christ was doing, he sent word by his disciples to Jesus, asking, 3 “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”
4 Jesus responded, “Go, report to John what you hear and see. 5 Those who were blind are able to see. Those who were crippled are walking. People with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead are raised up. The poor have good news proclaimed to them. 6 Happy are those who don’t stumble and fall because of me.”
7 When John’s disciples had gone, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John: “What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A stalk blowing in the wind? 8 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in refined clothes? Look, those who wear refined clothes are in royal palaces. 9 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 He is the one of whom it is written: Look, I’m sending my messenger before you, who will prepare your way before you.
11 “I assure you that no one who has ever been born is greater than John the Baptist. Yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.