I'm A Sinner But God

Sunday December 6, 2020

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Last Sunday began the Advent season, it provides everyone with the reminder that we are sinners and we are in need of a Savior. As a society, we no longer talk about sin and the consequences of one’s choices. We downplay and marginalize the effects of sins on people and the culture at large. If there is no right and wrong, darkness and light, sin and righteousness, Holy God and an evil devil,  humanity has no incentive to look beyond itself for redemption. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor and theologian who was jailed April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned and hanged two years later on April 9, 1945 for opposing Hitler said, "The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” Humanity needs a “But God” moment when their troubled, poor and imperfect souls intersect with the provisions and promises of a Redeemer Savior, Jesus Christ the strong Son of God. I have great news for you! A redemptive “But God” moment is available to you if you are willing to receive it.