December 24, 2017

B04: The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2017)

Carla Pratt Keyes

Carla Pratt Keyes, Pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, preaches a sermon called “Awake to Grace,” based mostly on the Old Testament lesson from 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16. “A few years ago,” she begins, “the youth of my congregation spent their Sunday School hour sitting in the dark. It wasn’t a power outage or some kind of punishment. One of their teachers – who’s a professional photographer – had transformed one of our church offices into a camera obscura…As we sat in the dark, waiting to see what we could, we talked about Advent, and ways that the camera obscura provided a microcosm of the Advent journey.” Listen as Keyes explains this experience and how it relates to King David in 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16.

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