The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight -- indeed he is coming.Photo by S. on Unsplash; licensed under CC0.
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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Second Sunday of Advent
Luke 3:1-6 Commentary
by Michal Beth Dinkler
Last week’s lectionary passage took us nearly to the end of Luke’s story (Luke 21).
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Malachi 3:1-4 Commentary
by Jin H. Han
Malachi 3:1 introduces a figure whom God calls “my messenger.”
Luke 1:68-79 Commentary
by Adam Hearlson
The first chapter of Luke’s gospel is long. 80 verses long.
Philippians 1:3-11 Commentary
by Holly Hearon
The prayer of thanksgiving that opens Philippians describes the dialogue between present and future that makes Advent such a fruitful time for deep reflection.
What's in a Name?
by Karoline Lewis
December 09, 2018
Tiberius, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Philip, Lysanias, Annas, and Caiaphas.
These are some rather pontifical names in the midst of a story that started out with an elderly barren woman ...
Sermon Brainwave #636 - Second Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for Second Sunday of Advent (Dec. 9, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 3:1-6; (First Reading) Malachi 3:1-4; (Psalm) Luke 1:68-79; (Second Reading) Philippians 1:3-11. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.