12-17-2017 Sermon - Redeemed And Full of Everlasting Joy

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The Third Sunday of Advent emphasizes one of the themes of the Advent Season, and that is the matter of joy and rejoicing. As we await the coming of King Jesus we are reminded of the promise to the people of God of a fully redeemed creation and our being full of everlasting joy. In our texts today we learn how it is that the rejoicing already begins even before the consummation of all that is promised. Truly we wait patiently with sure and certain promises, and with a foretaste of the feast to come...