“A Disturbing Peace” Luke 12:49-56 Second Sunday of Advent 12/4/16
SCRIPTURE: Luke 12:49-56
Our reading comes from the good news according to Luke.
And Jesus said,
49“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
54He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. 55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
Advent Candle Lighting:
L: Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?
P: There are dividing walls of hostility between us. We are afflicted in every way—disputes without and fears within.
L: By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Light 2nd purple candle)
@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “A Disturbing Peace” Luke 12:49-56 Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2016
“A Disturbing Peace”
We had a great time with all our friends at Compass Christian Church Thursday! For those who couldn’t join us or want to join us again, we will be performing our next holiday concert tomorrow afternoon December 4th at 3 PM in Springfield Township, at the Grove Banquet and Event center located at:
9158 Winton Rd.
Compass Christian Church once again hosted a Live Nativity scene outside the church, complete with Mary & Joseph, the Magi, shepherds & angels, as well as some friendly beasts, suitable for petting (including a surprise camel named Samson) We were blessed with 235 visitors.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES SALE Update
Ten Thousand Villages will bring “a global marketplace of fair trade items. The sales amounted to $1,300 which is part of the fair trade program back to the developing countries and their artisans. Ten Thousand Villages graciously donated (15%) of their event sales or $195.00 towards our missions. Thank you to all that participated or purchased at our event!!!
Please enjoy some of our pictures: