His mother treasured all these things in her heart.Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash; licensed under CC0.
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First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:41-52 Commentary
by Niveen Sarras
We come to the conclusion of Jesus’ birth narrative in the gospel of Luke.
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1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Commentary
by Samuel Giere
It is likely that this text shows up on the First Sunday after Christmas in the Year of Luke (Year C) because of its typological-ish resonances with the childhood story of Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, ...
Psalm 148 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
The bloom is off the rose and it is not even New Year’s Day.
Colossians 3:12-17 Commentary
by Frank L. Crouch
On the first Sunday after Christmas, it’s hard for any passage to compete with Luke’s story of the boy Jesus in the Temple.
Keeping Company with Mary
by Karoline Lewis
December 30, 2018
Never underestimate the ponderings of a mother. On this first Sunday of Christmas, once again we find Mary pausing to wonder what all of this means. Here, in this story of Mary ...
Sermon Brainwave #641 - First Sunday of Christmas
Discussion on texts for First Sunday of Christmas (Dec. 30, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 2:41-52; (First Reading) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; (Second Reading) Colossians 3:12-17. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.