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God's Call
Second Sunday of Advent

Janice B. Scott

Isaiah 40:1-11


At a recent seminar on spirituality, we were told (and this was backed up with data) that here in the UK we are not living in a secular age. All the pointers indicate that ours is a very spiritual age, although for most people, spirituality is unconnected with organised religion. There is a huge variety of spiritual expression and of health and well-being in a kind of DIY spirituality, in which people pick and mix to suit themselves.

People who are exploring this kind of spirituality are usually very open to God, who often works quickly within them. Apparently 76% of people claim to have had some sort of spiritual experience, varying from a smell, to a vision, to a feeling, to a ghost.

Some of those people are actually called by God to a different way of life. And some may be called by God without being aware that God has called them. Many people move into a career or ...

This sermon, God's Call, is based on Isaiah 40:1-11 and relates to Second Sunday of Advent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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