"You will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger." - Luke 2:12 (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by Shively Smith
Expectation. Birth. Manger. Shepherds. Angels. Witness. Many such details constitute the common ingredients in any veteran preacher’s Christmas Eve message.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Corrine Carvalho
Plans: I am very good at making them.
Psalm 96 Commentary
by Diane Jacobson
Psalm 96 is psalm of pure exultation, so very appropriate for Christmas Eve.
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Jenny Pietz
Godliness and good works are probably not the topics that most preachers would choose for a Christmas sermon.
by Karoline Lewis
December 24, 2017
I debated about writing a column for Christmas this year. In part, because of the 4th Sunday of Advent falling on Christmas Eve. In part, because I presume you have your Christmas ...
SB576 - Christmas Eve (Proper 1)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Christmas Eve - Proper I (Dec. 24, 2017): (Gospel) Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]; (1st Reading) Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; (2nd Reading) Titus 2:11-14. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.