Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmass — Who is this Christ?

Preached Christmass Day 2011 Hebrews 1:1–12 St. John 1:1–14 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I bid you welcome to the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord, … Continue reading

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Meditation for the Fourth Wednesday of Advent

Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers This great Advent hymn, Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers! appears to be based, to a limited extent, on beginning of the Epistle lesson for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Philippians 4:4-8, which begins with the opening line, Philippians 4:4  … Continue reading

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Advent 4 — Jesus, Our Final Preparation for Meeting the Son of God

Preached December 18, 2011 Philippians 4:4–7 St. John 1:19–28 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. We have come to the final Sunday of Advent, this time with a full … Continue reading

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Meditation for Third Week of Advent

On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry In the Gospel lesson for the third Sunday of Advent, St. Matthew 11: 2-10, we have Jesus talking first with St. John’s disciples, answering John’s question as to whether He is really the Messiah … Continue reading

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Advent 3 — Advent Preparations by the Body of Christ, the Church

Preached December 11, 2011 1 Corinthians 4:1–5 St. Matthew 11:2–10 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today is the third Sunday of Advent, commonly called Gaudete Sunday. It is … Continue reading

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Meditation for the Second Wednesday of Advent

Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending Continuing with our midweek meditations on a hymn reflecting the theme for the week, we recall the Gospel lesson for the second Sunday in Advent, St. Luke 21:25–33, which reads, in part Luke 21:27-28   … Continue reading

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Advent 2 — Advent Expectations

Preached December 4, 2011 Romans 15:4–13 St. Luke 21:25–33 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. This past week, I have been under the weather quite a bit, and have … Continue reading

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