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Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by Amanda Brobst-Renaud
The temptation is to do too much rather than too little on Christmas Eve.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Adam Hearlson
In 1863, Prussian military analysts described war as defined by the presence of uncertainty, writing, “three quarters of the factors on which action in war are based are wrapped in a fog of more or ...
Psalm 96 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Let’s face it, this night belongs to the newborn Jesus, Mary and Joseph, along with shepherds, a chorus of angels and some sheep and cattle.
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Benjamin Fiore, S.J.
The passage taken from Titus in the lectionary today does not relate the storied details so familiar to us from Luke's Nativity account.
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Sermon Brainwave #639 - Christmas Eve (Nativity 1)
December 24, 2018
Discussion on texts for Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]; (First Reading) Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; (Second Reading) Titus 2:11-14. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.