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Advent Carol 2013

Advent Carol 2013

Sermon by Stuart PikePhoto Credit: Emily of A Painting by Henry Osawa Tanner.Sermon Text:Advent Carol 2013Isaiah 65: 17-25Luke 1: 26-38So I begin today with a question which I want you to consider:Do you believe that God is still active in the world today?In what ways?I suspect that there are many people in our community, and even in our Church who really don’t feel that God is an active character in the story of their lives. Oh sure many, perhaps most, do believe in God, it’s just that they believe in a God who sort of hangs around in the background, perhaps being supportive, watching and waiting, but not very present. Perhaps many people believe in the Clockmaker God: the one who makes the clock, which then operates independently of God. Maybe, even, God comes back now and again to wind up the clock, but other than that, God is absent.This is not a biblical understanding of God. In the bible, God does things. God is deeply involved with people and usually operates throu