Date: December 17, 2017

Bible Text: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 |


The theme of the third Sunday of Advent is Joy. The scriptures for this week seem to be set in the midst of a good bit of bad news for their original audiences, though. Similarly, there is still a wealth of bad news in our day. Devastation by natural and human agency abound, so what is there to rejoice in? The coming Kingdom of God, for one.

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