Worship Program for Sunday, December 10…
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 am
Second Sunday of Advent
Scripture – Mark 1:1-8
Message – “Beginning”
The ministry of John the Baptist, with which Mark’s gospel begins, was also characterized by a call to purification in light of the coming end. The baptism of John marked a decision to turn away from sin (repentance) and the washing away of past sins (forgiveness). But, John warns, this is only the beginning. Another baptism and another baptizer is coming, a baptism in the Holy Spirit offered by “one mightier than he.” (verses 7-8). Our own decisions to repent can only do so much to free us from sin’s power. Only the Holy Spirit can set us free, indeed. Today’s call is to get ready. Again, we do so with solemn joy.
Everyone is invited to join us back at church at 4:00 for Christmas caroling.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church!