Richard W. Reifsnyder - "On the Edge of Expectation" (December 3, 1995)
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- Richard W. Reifsnyder - "On the Edge of Expectation" (December 3, 1995)
Sermon start time: (Part 1) 17:06. Sermon end time: (Part 1) 32:28.
On the First Sunday of Advent, preacher reminds us that it is not easy to live in the edge of expectation and how easily we trade Advent for Christmastide a season of endless feasting and partying in the spirit of roaring success of capitalism with Walmart blaring Joy to the World. Advent is the Church's great nevertheless, a message of hope in the midst of a creation groaning in travail. To live into this hope of coming God's reign requires imagination and meeting God in the unexpected places: in the manger, Eucharist, stranger. (Abstract created by Duke Divinity School staff.)
Key quotation: “The newness which comes from God is beyond what presently exists in the world. It transcends what we can build or control. This is God’s creation, God’s mighty act. And to live by that promise requires incredible imagination.” (29:42)
- December 3, 1995
- Reifsnyder, Richard W.
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