John the Baptist warns people against relying on their heritage or tradition. He calls people to “bear fruits worthy of repentance”. He gives practical examples: don’t misuse authority, be honest. Gossip is fundamentally dishonest, and a misuse of authority.
Listen to the sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner on Sunday 16 December 2018.
The Scripture reading is Luke 3:7-18.