Today’s Passage: Luke 3:1-6
Opening Prayer: Father God, sometimes it feels like we are going around and around in circles. We struggle to find a clear path to take. May you speak to us today. May you make our path straight and the way clear. Bring us out of the wilderness and use us to help build your Kingdom right now, right here, in this place. Amen.
Opening Song: SANCTUS REAL | CONFIDENCE – Official Music Video
Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]: Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel, Preaches the Second Sunday of Advent
Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching, Powery regularly delivers sermons at Duke Chapel as well as at churches throughout the U.S. and abroad.
This week’s sermon is from Luke 3:1-6, as John the Baptist prepares the way of the Lord. But, who was John the Baptist? He isn’t high on your list of babysitters, or presidential candidates, or pastoral candidates. He’s a prophet, and no one wants to hire a prophet.” “But, it is to him that the Word of God comes.” God can use somebody like that, and maybe even somebody like you?
Closing Song: Third Day – Your Words (Lyric Video)
Closing Prayer: Father God, You have told us that our words matter. We have been called to prepare the way for others to receive your Son, Jesus, as Lord and Savior. May we be effective witnesses, for the Lord, in this world. May You give us the faith, hope, and heart we need to hear, understand, and communicate the words You have spoken to us. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.