Readings for Dec 8th, 2nd Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10

Second Reading: Romans 15:4-13

Gospel Reading: Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon: “Straighten Up”

Matthew 3:1-3 NLT

[1] In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, [2] “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” [3] The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD’s coming! Clear the road for him!'”

Readings for December 1, the 1st Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14

Gospel Reading: Matthew 24:36-44 & 25:1-13

Sermon: “Wake Up!”

Romans 13:11-12 NLT

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.”