Advent is the time of year when we prepare for the comings of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.
How full of hope, encouragement, strength, is the vision of God’s Church in all its greatness. We feebly struggle, yes; but they in glory shine. Is life hard for us? It was for them. Are we persecuted for righteousness sake? Happy are we, for so persecuted they the prophets which were before us.
A sermon preached at the Church of the Advent on the Sunday Next Before Easter, by Rev. Fr. Jeffery Hubbard