Sermon: Jesus and Hanukkah

This is the audio (31:10, 28.5 MB) of a sermon delivered at First Presbyterian Church of Norristown, PA, entitled, “A Newer, Truer Hope.” The text is John 10:22-39, which describes an encounter between Jesus and zealous Jews on the occasion of the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah). Here is an excerpt:

I believe it’s important for Christians and Jews to understand why Hanukkah was significant for Jesus and his followers. My message compares two sorts of hope: the hope that inspired the very first Hanukkah celebration nearly 2,200 years ago, and the hope of eternal life that Jesus offers to all who trust in him.

Audio and text: ©2017 by Benjamin D. Giffone. Reproduction and distribution are permitted, providing that the author is properly credited and that no fee is charged.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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