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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.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Luke 1:26-38 Commentary
by Mark Allan Powell
The church has often had a difficult time knowing how to regard Mary.
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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
Second Samuel 7:1-16 (cf. 1 Chronicles 17:1-14) is about the establishment of two houses: (1) the “house” (i.e., dynasty) of David, whose foundations are Yhwh’s promises and fidelity and ...
Luke 1:46b-55 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Even if you do not preach on Mary’s Psalm, sing it this weekend during Sabbath worship.
Romans 16:25-27 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
These three verses contain a doxology, and they bring the Letter to the Romans to a close. Or do they?
Advent as a Way of Life
by Karoline Lewis
December 21, 2014
I wonder if the annunciation to Mary might function as a summary of the Advent season; a “hindsight is 20/20” kind of experience, kind of theology, kind of Sunday.
SB389 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 21, 2014): (Gospel) Luke 1:26-38; (1st Reading) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; (2nd Reading) Romans 16:25-27.