What does Advent have to do with sin? Isn’t that a better topic for Good Friday? Not really, because the embodiment of God in Jesus Christ gives us another response to sinfulness and salvation. Advent is the opening act in fulfilling God’s promise of reconciliation. Advent without the sin is a steak without the sizzle and a martini without the booze. The Eastern Orthodox Church sees Advent in a different way than we do in Protestant America. They think the advent of Jesus is the greatest act of God love.
Elder Rob Christ is preaching this First Sunday of Advent.