Nativity, by Jacques Le Breton and Jean Gaudin from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Collection of Anne Richardson Womack.
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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 Commentary
by Ron Allen
The comments for Nativity of Jesus: Proper 1 (December 24, 2015) suggest that the preacher could draw on Luke 2:1-20 as the whole preaching text if the congregation has just one service -- either Christmas ...
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Isaiah 62:6-12 Commentary
by Gennifer Benjamin Brooks
At first glance this seems a strange text for this high celebration of the church -- the birth of our Savior.
Psalm 97 Commentary
by Joel LeMon
The first line of Psalm 97 marks it as one of several “enthronement psalms” found in the Psalter (Psalms 47, 93, 95-99).
The Need for Christmas Preaching
by Karoline Lewis
December 25, 2015
Dear Working Preachers,
Why preach on Christmas? Why indeed? I mean, you’ve got the carols and the candles; the special music and the story itself; the festive attire and ...
SB454 - Nativity of Our Lord II (Christmas Day)
Discussion on texts for Christmas Day (Setting II)(Dec. 25, 2015): (Gospel) Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20; (First Reading) Isaiah 62:6-12; (Psalm) Psalm 97; (Second Reading) Titus 3:4-7.