To start off here, I want to share our memory verse for this month, which is also the focal point of this sermon. It’s Isaiah 40, verse 8.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.”
I encourage you to “write this verse on your heart,” as scripture says. Say it at the beginning and end of each day, I’ve heard some of you are saying it before dinner, write it down and put it on your bathroom mirror. Keep this verse close to you this month.
I’m going to share an unpopular opinion. People can be disappointing. I realize that this isn’t the season to be saying that. We talk about people of goodwill, how we all make an extra effort to be kind at Christmas. That’s true, and yet, people can be disappointing. That’s a statement with absolutely no nuance, so I’ll give a little. And no, 2020 isn’t turning me into a misanthropic pastor, although it’s hard not to be at least a little that way given our current reality. I love people, I’m a people person. I think we can see the face of God in one another. People are fantastic.
- Isaiah 40:1 - 11
- Mark 1:1 - 8