Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
WED 25-DEC-2019 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Christmas Day – The celebration of Christmas offers us at the same time too much, and too little – too much of flamboyant signs of wonder, and too little of signs of peace. The birth of Mary's first-born, Jesus, was made known to some shepherds working on the night watch, when they were confronted by an angelic intruder who told them to go over to the village and find a particular baby in a stable, lying in one of the mangers. The baby, they were told, was destined to be the Christ, the Anointed One, and Saviour. And in due course the infant grew up to be a wise, courageous and faithful young man. For a tangible chance of peace, we need to follow him in his wise way and shift our priorities from grasping to letting go; from meanness to generosity; from 'me' to 'us'; and from 'us' to 'all of us'. Jesus led a life characterised by courage and compassion. His life was given for others. May we all join in the business of peace making, the Jesus way.
Luke 2: 1-20

Playing Time   –   13:32