“Threshold” is a three-week, Advent sermon series based on Isaiah. Called the “fifth” gospel by some prominent early Christians, the book of Isaiah is a perennial favorite during the season of Advent. It’s poetic prophesies help us to understand and anticipate the Christ who comes to us. The inspiration for this series comes from a trip to Chaco Canyon that I took some years ago. This remote world heritage site in northwestern New Mexico is home to ruins of an ancient civilization that thrived over seven hundred years before European settlement on the continent.
week three: Leaving the Threshold
This sermon is based on Isaiah 52: 7-10. In it, I describe the light of Christ that shines ahead of us and brings us the promise of renewal and hope. unsettling and disorienting nature of going through a transition time. Isaiah envisions that God will bring about new life and renewal. As Christians, we are inspired by glimpses of God’s action to lean with our living in the direction of peace.
week two: Going Through the Threshold
This sermon is based on Isaiah 35: 1-10. In it, I describe the unsettling and disorienting nature of going through a transition time. Isaiah offers hope and promise that God will bring about new life and renewal. As Christians, we are invited to travel in the path of Jesus - following Christ’s teachings as we navigate our thresholds.
week one: Approaching the Threshold
This sermon is based on Isaiah 11:1-9. I identify “Threshold Moments” as times of transition in life where our spirits are tested. Knowing that God is with us as we approach and enter thresholds we have hope.