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Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
First Sunday of Christmas
John 1:1-14 Commentary
by Jan Schnell Rippentrop
“In the beginning was the Word…and we have seen his glory.”
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Isaiah 52:7-10 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Beauty. Good tidings. Peace. Salvation. Joy. Comfort
Psalm 98 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Like many psalms of praise, Psalm 98 begins with an imperative “call to praise” followed by a “reason to praise” introduced by the Hebrew word ki, “for.”1
Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12] Commentary
by Jennifer V. Pietz
People experience the Christmas season differently.
by Karoline Lewis
December 25, 2017
I debated about writing a column for Christmas this year. In part, because of the 4th Sunday of Advent falling on Christmas Eve. In part, because I presume you have your Christmas ...
SB578 - Christmas Day (Proper III)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Christmas Day - Proper III (Dec. 25, 2017): (Gospel) John 1:1-14; (1st Reading) Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; (2nd Reading) Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12]. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.