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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 1:26-38 Commentary
by Shively Smith
This Advent season, the Gospel of Luke’s version of the birth story is our focus.
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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
Within David's checkered story (a patchwork of triumph and downfall) comes a pivotal glimpse into the Lord's relationship with David, Israel, and ultimately all of history by way of the promise of an eternal ...
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Commentary
by Diane Jacobson
This wonderful and important psalm emphasizes another aspect of God’s promises that we consider in this season of Advent -- the promise to be with King David and his line forever.
Romans 16:25-27 Commentary
by John Frederick
The doxology of Romans 16:25-27, as well as the past sixteen chapters of the epistle center on the project of bringing all humanity to the obedience of faith in the Gospel in order to bring great glory ...
by Karoline Lewis
December 24, 2017
“Here I am, the servant of the Lord. Let it be with me according to your word.” I wonder what the world would be like if more people responded to God’s interruption ...
SB575 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 24, 2017): (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. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.