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"O Wisdom" (Sermon for Advent IV)

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Sermon on St. John 1:19-28 Advent IV 21 December 2008   + In the Name of Jesus + O Wisdom, proceeding from the mouth of the Most High, pervading and permeating all creation, mightily ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.   I was hesitant when the Lutheran Church introduced blue […]

Advent 4 – John 1:19-28

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Revised and shortened from 2004. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Like all royalty, our Lord Jesus does not simply sweep into the room. He is announced. Jesus is announced first to Adam and Eve in the Garden after they fell into in. Then He […]

Notes for Advent 4 – John 1:19-28

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Church Fathers But the righteous who have done well and endured torments and hated the enjoyments of the soul, when they shall behold those that have gone astray and denied Jesus through their works, how that they are punished with grievous torments in unquenchable fire, shall be giving glory to God, saying, “There will be […]

Why do you Baptize?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

P: Who are you? J: Not the Christ, Elijah, or the Prophet. P: Fine. But you have to tell us something about yourself. You have disciples. You are preaching. J: If you must know, I am the voice crying in the wilderness. P: OK. But if you are not the Christ why do you baptize? […]

Advent & Christmas Introits

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Here are the historic introits for Advent and Christmas. These Advent introits contain a few corrections from the previous postings. The text varies in a few spots between the Latin and the Common Service. The translation reflecting the Latin appears in parentheses underneath the text of the Common Service (an option that could be used). […]