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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Matthew 1:18-25 Commentary
by O. Wesley Allen Jr.
The Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Advent (Matthew 24:36-44) began the new liturgical year at the End (with a capital E), with the expectation of Jesus’ final coming to us.
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Isaiah 7:10-16 Commentary
by Rachel Wrenn
As preachers, you may be feeling a bit of sermon burnout at this point in Advent: how many sermons have I preached in the past few weeks?
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Commentary
by Jason Byassee
Advent and Christmas never fail to stir up a vast range of emotions.
Romans 1:1-7 Commentary
by Orrey McFarland
The opening of Paul’s letter to the Romans may seem an odd choice for the final Sunday in Advent, but upon further inspection the selection makes sense.
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Sermon Brainwave #696 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 22, 2019
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 22, 2019). (Gospel) Matthew 1:18-25; (First Reading) Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; (Second Reading) Romans 1:1-7. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.