Sermon by Kenny Foster, Senior Pastor, from Isaiah 35:1-10 & James 5:7-10
This Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent and we are encouraged to “see how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth…” Waiting for Christ’s return calls for us to take a positive stance in our world while we wait, understanding the value of what it is that we are waiting for; the re-creation of all things. Jesus returns reminds us that everything is going to be all right. Since everything will be all right, those who are waiting will let the hope of Christ’s return shape the way they are living now. This hope has tremendous implications for society, and through faith in Christ’s return, those implications aren’t just the things that God will do in the future, but they are to be realized as much as possible in our the church’s obedience today. Much like the germination process of a seed in the ground. When Jesus returns, the full fruit will appear and is harvested to the joy and delight of all.