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First Sunday of Advent
Matthew 24:36-44 Commentary
by O. Wesley Allen Jr.
When Advent wreaths are given nice, little weekly themes, they risk domesticating the radical nature of the lectionary readings for the season.
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Isaiah 2:1-5 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
Isaiah prophesies to a word seen, rather than heard. Preacher, this week, and as many weeks as you spend in Isaiah this season, do your best to preach for the eye rather than the ear.
Psalm 122 Commentary
by Jason Byassee
Advent is a delightfully mixed message. It is a season of judgment: John the Baptist announces fire and then Jesus brings it.
Romans 13:11-14 Commentary
by Orrey McFarland
This short text from Romans is an appropriate reading for the first Sunday of Advent as it orients us to the full scope of our Advent hope.
The Golden Hour
by Michael J. Chan
December 01, 2019
Let’s begin with an confession: This is a challenging text.
It is made more so by the fact that the phrase, “thief in the night,” is associated with a flavor ...
Sermon Brainwave #693 - First Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for First Sunday of Advent (Dec. 1, 2019). (Gospel) Matthew 24:36-44; (First Reading) Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; (Second Reading) Romans 13:11-14. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.