Dec 22, 2015
Advent is a time of waiting, reflecting, transitioning -- not that anyone would guess that from the overheated holiday hype that surrounds us the last two months of the year. There are deeper treasures to be found, soulful spiritual treasures, for those who take the time -- even just a matter of minutes -- to be still. Listen. Await the Holy Spirit in this time of waiting for the Christ child. Your outlook will be changed. In this sermon, Pastor Paul Gravrock of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, Calfiornia, talks about what Advent is all about, and some surprising statistics about what giving can do.