There Will Be Signs: Scientism and Christ’s Return | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the Second Sunday in Advent (Populus Zion) on December 4, 2022.

Sermon Notes

What does Jesus say will happen when your redemption draws near?

What should the signs cause us to remember?

What are we to do when we see and hear the distress of the nations and all the other signs?

“For the word of the __________ is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being _________ it is the power of God… Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God, the world didn’t know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to ____________ those who believe.” (1 Cor. 1:18, 20b-21). 

What is the point of the signs and of this sermon?

St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our congregation who are unable to gather with us due to illness, work, etc. This resource is not intended to discourage anyone from gathering in person around God’s Word and Sacraments. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.

We give thanks to God that these sermons are a blessing to you and pray that if you’re in Humboldt County, you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM as God wills. (See the map below for directions.) If you’re not within driving distance of Ferndale CA, we encourage you to use the Church Locator at to find a church near you so you can gather in person with the communion of saints in your area.

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