Advent 3 – Homily

Pastor Mason Beecroft – 12/14/2008

It had only been some three years since John stood on the banks of the Jordan River, calling the people to repentance; baptizing sinners; and promising the arrival of the Messiah. John was the one foretold by Isaiah, preparing the way of the Lord and crying out, “All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” John knew and believed that only God’s Word would last for eternity. So He preached the hard message of repentance to the people, trusting the Word of God rather than the whims of the people. He did not tell them what they wanted to hear, but what they needed. Read it …

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