Advent 1 sermon

If it seems good to you to follow this King, understand that it will be no easy journey. More often than not, you will have suffering instead of glory and pain instead of peace. But a crown of glory and honor waits for you. Jesus your King won it for you by His life of perfect obedience in your place and His victory over your sin and death. He promises that you will be part of a greater kingdom than Solomon’s or any other kingdom the world can dream of. And while you stumble along here, He promises that His voice will guide you. Through His living and active Word, He brings you the forgiveness and grace that characterizes those who are blessed by Him.