"Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed." - Luke 1:48 Jessie DeCorsey, "The Annunciation" (2015). Used by permission of the artist. Image © 2015, Jessie DeCorsey.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) Commentary
by Niveen Sarras
Many scholars have repeatedly claimed that the gospel of Luke aims to introduce Christianity as a harmless religion to the Roman Empire.
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Micah 5:2-5a Commentary
by Adam Hearlson
Continuing the themes of Advent, Micah’s prophecy of deliverance comes with an adult dose of lament.
Luke 1:46-55 Commentary
by Judith Jones
Mary’s beautiful song of praise is commonly called the Magnificat, from the Latin for “magnify.”1
Hebrews 10:5-10 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
The person of Jesus Christ -- his will and voice and body -- take center stage in this intriguing instance of New Testament salvific proclamation in the words of Israel’s Scriptures.
by Karoline Lewis
December 23, 2018
If we are looking for models of ministry in our modern times, Mary and Elizabeth should come to mind. On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, with Christmas only two days away, the meaning ...
Sermon Brainwave #638 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 23, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 1:39-45, (46-55); (First Reading) Micah 5:2-5a; (Psalm) Psalm 80:1-7; (Alt. Psalm) Luke 1:46-55; (Second Reading) Hebrews 10:5-10. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.