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The 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2016

Matthew 11:2-11


The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Part of the Advent 2016 (Year A) series of sermons, preached at a Sunday Holy Eucharist: Rite II service.

About The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox: Fr. Jed Fox has been rector of Church of the Redeemer since January 1, 2015. Prior to coming to Redeemer, Fr. Jed had been the curate and assistant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Matthew 11:2-11

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written,

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way before you.’

11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (ESV)

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