Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 08-DEC-2019 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Advent 2 – What Can't Wait – Isaiah was exercising a ministry of imagination, when he presented his very improbable picture of a world with vegetarian lions and toddlers playing with snakes. The Jews were a subjugated and conquered nation, and Isaiah's message was for them to reclaim their identity as the people of God. He was describing an idealised, hoped-for world, with an inclusive peace brought about through comprehensive justice. The bringing of justice was personalised in a figure, and Christians recognise the figure as Jesus. How do we bring about justice for all, without destroying the enemy? How might we be the flesh and bones of the change, as we follow the Jesus way?
Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11: 1-10

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