Covenant Presbyterian Church – Athens, GA

Sermons

Of Camel’s Hair and Solar Panels: A Sermon Based on Matthew 3: 1-12

Of Camel’s Hair and Solar Panels: A Sermon Based on Matthew 3:1-12                                            Preached by Mark Harper at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia                            December 8, 2019 – The Second Sunday of Advent

I’m not sure what’s going on, but my neighborhood is a little behind this year in getting it’s Christmas on. I’m just not seeing as many lights and decorations decking my neighbors’ halls and doors as I’ve noticed by this time in more recent years. There are the obvious exceptions, including the folks down the street that have added to their usual collection of holiday yard displays an inflatable band of elves and reindeer singing country versions of Christmas songs. But generally speaking, our dark, wooded, non-street-lighted part of town seems a little darker than usual. Maybe everybody is just really busy, burning their seasonal candles at both ends. Or maybe we’re subconsciously leaning into the somber zeitgeist of these times. Read more