This is a sermon that was given for the first Sunday of Advent on the theme of “hope.” It is based on a passage from Lamentations chapter three, and it speaks about a message of hope that Jeremiah receives from the Lord even after a description of the judgment the people have suffered for their disobedience. This message of hope is specifically offered to the person who has turned away from God and now realizes his/her error and wishes to return. To read excerpts of the sermon, click here.