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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Luke 1:26-38 Commentary
by Mark Allan Powell
The church has often had a difficult time knowing how to regard Mary.
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2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
Second Samuel 7:1-16 (cf. 1 Chronicles 17:1-14) is about the establishment of two houses: (1) the “house” (i.e., dynasty) of David, whose foundations are Yhwh’s promises and fidelity and ...
Luke 1:46b-55 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Even if you do not preach on Mary’s Psalm, sing it this weekend during Sabbath worship.
Romans 16:25-27 Commentary
by Arland J. Hultgren
These three verses contain a doxology, and they bring the Letter to the Romans to a close. Or do they?
Advent as a Way of Life
by Karoline Lewis
December 21, 2014
I wonder if the annunciation to Mary might function as a summary of the Advent season; a “hindsight is 20/20” kind of experience, kind of theology, kind of Sunday.
SB389 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 21, 2014): (Gospel) Luke 1:26-38; (1st Reading) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; (2nd Reading) Romans 16:25-27.