"Two Sons," James Janknegt. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by James Janknegt. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Third Sunday of Advent
Luke 3:7-18 Commentary
by David Lose
It would appear, according to Luke, that John is an "old school" preacher, delivering in these verses a sermon composed of "three points and a poem."
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Zephaniah 3:14-20 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
The third Sunday of Advent traditionally has a focus on joy. And, indeed, almost all the texts for this Sunday speak of joy.
Isaiah 12:2-6 Commentary
by Audrey West
"I will trust, and will not be afraid" (Isaiah 12:2). These words were spoken by the prophet Isaiah to the people of Judah and Jerusalem more than twenty seven hundred years ago, when the Assyrian Empire ...
Philippians 4:4-7 Commentary
by Michael Joseph Brown
It's an exclamation we've heard time and time again, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice" (Philippians 4:4).
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Brainwave 091: Lectionary Texts for 13 December 2009
December 13, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Advent 3, Sunday, 13 December 2009.