Preparing and Waiting

What are we preparing for?What are we waiting for?Second Sunday of Advent - December 4, 2022Isaiah 11:1-10Matthew 3:1-12Let’s start with Isaiah. The time of this writing is supposed to be about 740 BCE. A time when there were constant threats from neighboring Assyria. The Isaiah text speaks of a person who will come to Israel and rule in a new way. It is pretty clear that Isaiah was pointing up the questionable history of kings of Israel and describing how this new person…

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