Sermon:Is Jesus’ Coming Good News?

Sermon–Advent One+-December 1, 2019+William Bradbury

Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44

The word Advent means “coming”. Around here, facing a long winter, we say we can’t wait for the advent of spring. We usually think of the Season of Advent, as four weeks to prepare for our celebration of the first coming of Jesus, but the stronger focus is on the second coming of Jesus, when Jesus returns to fulfill the promise of the Kingdom of God, when, as Revelation 21 says, “God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”