April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16

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The Promise of Peace

First Sunday of Advent

from the book
Promise of Peace, Call for Justice


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The Irish seem constantly at war, seeking to kill each other for religious goals. Arabs and Jews wage war, both hot and cold, of hatred and survival. The Russians and Afghans are engaged in mortal conflict for oppression and freedom. In Central America there is fighting and killing for control of land and destinies. In South Africa there is a race war of horrendous proportions being waged, that destroys and imprisons people. In our own country we continue to expend billions upon billions of dollars to fuel a military machine. We claim that machine is for defensive purposes. We must be strong in order to keep and maintain peace. We seem more than determined to be militarily mighty so nobody on this earth will mess with us. And always there is The Bomb that hangs heavy over our heads. The threat of nuclear holocaust is an invidious reality which permeates our world and our thinking. The potential disaster from one...

This First Sunday of Advent sermon, The Promise of Peace, is based on Isaiah 2:1-5 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Promise of Peace, Call for Justice . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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