This Advent sermon, entitled “Not a Spirit of Fear,” was given by Fr. Lonnie at Christ Church, Greenwich, CT as part of their ongoing preaching series called Faith on Fire.
“Having a full and robust theology of the Second Coming inoculates us against sentimentality and self-idolatry that says, ‘We can fix this. Just give us time, O Lord, and we can make it better.’ We are entangled in Sin, and there’s only One who can undo this Gordian knot. Whether we believe it or not, we need Judgment. We need to be shown the mirror of who we truly are. The last time that happened for us, it ended up looking like a man hanging on a tree, bleeding for us as both our victim and our king.”