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Worry and Hope

Dec 03, 2017

Passage: Luke 2:10-11

Preacher: Rev. Paula Ferris, Senior Pastor

Series: The Many Moods of Christmas

Summary:

Today's sermon precedes Suite 4 of The Many Moods of Christmas, made famous by the Robert Shaw Chorale and performed today at FFUMC by the Aldersgate Chorale. You can see a YouTube video of this suite, performed in 2013 by the Music Association of Minnetonka Choir and Instrumentalists, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWubC1hXVZA

Detail:

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Mark 13:24-37

“But in those days, after that suffering,

the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light,
25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,
    and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”