Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 06-DEC-2020 - 11 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Advent 2 – Every movement that seeks to bring about change has had its forerunners, often unseen figures and unseen heroes who have tackled the groundwork for the changes to come. Barack Obama, the first African American president, stood on the shoulders of others, including Senator John Lewis, a champion for peace, justice and equality, and Martin Luther King Jr., who was committed to the non-violence he had learned from Mahatma Ghandi. This sermon offers a number of examples of people who have been forerunners to things that became much bigger as a result of their initiatives and efforts. John the Baptist was the forerunner for Jesus, in anticipation of the One who would bring salvation. Every movement needs people functioning as the advance team, preparing the way for something beyond the present state of affairs – how might we better see these people, support them, and appreciate them? At the conclusion of the sermon, you will be invited to spend some time reflecting on the people who have been forerunners in your life, and reflecting on your own dreams and visions that you may have had but have never fulfilled.
(The same sermon was also preached at the 9.30 am service.)
Isaiah 40: 1-11; Mark 1: 1-8

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