Homily for Advent 2C: “Do Not Be Afraid,” according to Luke 3:1-6

Verses quoted in my December 6 homily on Luke 3:1-6

  • “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard.” Luke 1:13 
  • “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30 
  • “Do not be afraid, [Simon,] from now on you will be catching men.” Luke 5:10
  • “Do not be afraid, [woman,] just have faith and she will be saved.” Luke 8:50
  • “Do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7
  • “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32
  • “Do not be afraid, [shepherds,] for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

Author: Jason

Rev. Jason Wells is the executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Prior to this position he served Episcopal congregations in New Hampshire for 13 years after his ordination in 2004. Jason is also a board member of the ACLU-NH. He is a former president of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and has served on the Episcopal Church's committee on ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University.