Christmas scene in a 15th-century manuscript (detail). Image by e-codices via Flickr; licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
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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)
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 Commentary
by Joy J. Moore
Luke's narrative moves to invite us to recognize that the breathtaking account of the birth of Christ cannot be contained in a twenty-minute children's pageant.1
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Isaiah 62:6-12 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
It is quite fitting to preach on this text on Christmas day.
Psalm 97 Commentary
by James Howell
On Christmas Day, when families in pajamas unwrap gifts under their trees, monks in monasteries all around the world rise to chant Psalm 97.1
Titus 3:4-7 Commentary
by Micah Jackson
Most preachers who encounter this text will do so on Christmas morning itself.
The Meaning of Christmas
by Karoline Lewis
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, Dear Working Preachers.
I hope you will be forgiving of a rather personal perspective on Christmas for this week’s column. Yet, I do have a rationale for ...
SB517 - Christmas Day
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20; (1st Reading) Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; (2nd Reading) Titus 3:4-7. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.