Monthly Archives: December 2015

Two Greatest Words of Christmas!

Luke 2:1-20 “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.… For unto you is born this day in the city of David a … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Early

Matthew 1:18-25 Are you ready for Christmas?  You’ve been asking others, haven’t you, over these past few weeks.  And you’ve been asked the question, too, I’m sure.  It’s the social equivalent of chatting about the weather, in these latter days … Continue reading

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Two Prophets, Two Priests, Two Women: Advent 4

Two expectant mothers get together, which isn’t all that unusual in and of itself, especially considering they are related. They form quite an amazing picture, these two women – a pregnant Virgin and an expectant mother old enough to be … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: Mouths Open, Tongues Loose

Midweek Advent 3: In the year 1532, Martin Luther preached a sermon about John the Baptist in which he said this: “The real reason for observing St John, is not because of his austere life, not because of his phenomenal … Continue reading

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Gaudate! Rejoice!

Advent 3c Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion…Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. Dear Advent worshippers of the Son of God: What a refrain of joy! The third Sunday of Advent, the only Sunday with … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: The Angel Appears

Midweek Advent 2 Last week we began looking at Luke’s account of Jesus. Luke begins by insisting that his account is true and trustworthy. Read it, listen to it, and you find certainty. The introduction, however, isn’t over. We have … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray

(Midweek Advent 1: This service was done in conjunction with the Bach Cantata, Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!) Dear children of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text from Romans … Continue reading

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