Expectation (2nd Sunday of Advent)
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12-04-16 “Expectation” Matthew 3:1-14NOTE: The first part of this recording is missing. Here are my notes from the missing section (You can see the complete sermon notes by downloading the PDF):
OPENING: Winnowing—beat, toss, separate, burn and save
1. John’s message
a. “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” Now.
b. Chosen to prepare the way for Christ.
c. Remove obstacles
2. John’s life
a. All in
b. Poor—diet and clothing
c. Unenviable but what if that was the “best thing ever?”
d. What if such was difficult and costly but the reward is incalculable?
i. Greatest prophet