Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 09-DEC-2018 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Brian Phillips
Advent 2 – "The Alchemy of Transformation" – Thousands of the world's eminent scientists, from numerous disciplines, have been publishing irrefutable evidence of global warming and its dire consequences. Yet there are many who dismiss the irrefutable facts as "fake news" because there is no place for the facts in the world as they see it – the only world held to be real is a world of measurable objects, and the spirit world of dreams, fantasies and imagination is disregarded. Alchemists in times past sought to change base materials into gold, and their endeavours were a spiritual process, a symbol of transformation of the soul, with unexpected discoveries, shrouded in mystery. Maybe, in the dross of our own many failures, we might find the transformation of the soul that will keep our world alive.
Malachi 3: 1-3; Luke 1: 68-79; Job 12: 7-10

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