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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Looking for Lenten midweek inspiration? Revisit Matt Skinner's five-part preaching series from 2016 on sensing the Gospel.
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.