2AdventA12/4/16Prepare


Introduction:

John the baptizing prophet comes onto the scene calling those who came to the Jordan to repent.  "Repent, prepare the way!"  was the prophet's cry (Matthew 3:1-12).  So often in our life's journey, especially during this time of political unrest and upheaval, we may think that it is "them" who voted differently than us who are the ones needing repentance.  Perhaps that "Us vs. Them" attitude is the first thing of which WE need to repent.  That kind of attitude is a Pandora's box of demons that has the great potential to hurt and paralyze us.  There's more.........