The sermon text for 6 December will be based on the OT lesson for the day Isaiah 40:1-11. It promised the original hearer, the Judeans exiled in Babylon, relief from the punishment for their disbelief and idolatry. Ultimately it has been fulfilled in Christ. So today we’ll focus on the wilderness, highway, valley’s, mountains and plains in the life of Christ as he brings us his Gospel (see Mark 1:15). He invites you to receive, know, believe and keep returning to the promises of this text that he may ‘carry you close to his heart’ (Isaiah 40:11c).