“Death is indeed part of life and the natural order. It’s even a welcome part, but it has no place in super-nature. The supernatural order is bearing down on the natural one, breaking into it, putting pressure on it. Sin and its consequence, death, have been destroyed. Mercy triumphs over justice, and Jesus brings peace from God to our lives. Jesus brings peace from God to the life of the Christian.”
Through Christ, God keeps his promise to begin the renewal of the human race. Christians must be patient with a world that is still far from perfect and work diligently alongside of Christ for its renewal.
Readings from Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8.
Preached by the Reverend J.W. Dell on December 10, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.
Transcript available here.
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