The Assurance of Forgiveness

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First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday December 6, 2020
Second Sunday of Advent

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John calls people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing gets in the way of the Lord’s coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent; the promise that the coming one will be gentle with the little ones. Isaiah calls us all to be heralds with John, to lift up our voices fearlessly and say, “See, your God is coming!” We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 40:1-11 
Good news of God’s coming to a people in exile
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 
Righteousness shall prepare a pathway for God. (Ps. 85:13)
2 Peter 3:8-15a 
Waiting for and hastening the day of God
Mark 1:1-8 
John appears from the wilderness

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