Sunday, December 13, 2015

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC December 13, 2015, the third
Sunday of Advent and the occasion of a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat.”

Texts:  Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18                                            

 “Rejoice and exult with all your heart…The
Lord has taken away the judgments against you…the Lord is in your midst…do not
fear …God will renew you in his love…God says I will save the lame and gather
the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the
earth…I will bring you home…I will gather you…I will restore your fortunes
before your eyes…” (from Zephaniah 3) 
The little-known prophet Zephaniah spoke [...]