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An Empty Stand

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Bulletin: November 29, 2015
The First Sunday of Advent

Scriptures: Isaiah 11:1-5Psalm 25:1-10Luke 1:1-18, 24-25


fbcsermon_christmastree_dp1722406Rev. Mark McKim

Over the centuries Christians have used many different symbols to express our faith. One of these symbols is the Christmas tree. It may seem a bit odd for a Christian symbol and there are lots of folk today who have Christmas trees in their living rooms who don’t give a second thought to Jesus. But nevertheless, it IS a Christian symbol.

During the four Sundays of Advent this year we will be using this symbol as a tool to help us prepare, spiritually, for Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. You might want to join us at 11.00 a.m. this Sunday to find out what a missionary named Boniface chopping down an oak tree, Prince Albert (the person, not the city), and decorated trees have to do with the birth of Jesus the Christ….