Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The Word of God before us is our Gospel lesson, especially this verse: “And [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath […]
How could Jesus pray for his enemies as he died on the cross at their hand?
Sermon: The Boy Jesus
Text: Luke 2:40-52
Focus: Jesus submitted to his earthly parents even though he is the Son of God.
Function: That they would honor their fathers, mothers, and other authorities.
Sermon: What Child Is This? (Who Is Jesus?)
Texts: John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:1-6
Focus: God became a human being to save us from our sins.
Function: That they would believe and receive God’s gift of Jesus and so be saved.
Sermon: King of Kings
Texts: Daniel 2:31-45; Revelation 19:11-16; John 18:33-37
Focus: Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Function: That they would look forward with anticipation to Judgment Day, when Christ’s kingdom will come in all its glory.
Text: Malachi 3-4
Focus: Even when God seems silent and far away, he still speaks to us by his Son.
Function: That they would seek Jesus in the Word.
Sermon: Holy Habits: Devotion
Text: Luke 10:38-42
Focus: Jesus welcomes us to rest in His Word.
Function: That they would refresh and renew in God’s Word.
Sermon: The Shepherd’s Voice
Text: Psalm 23; Acts 20:17-35; John 10:22-30
Focus: We recognize Jesus’ voice in his Word.
Function: That they would follow the Shepherd’s voice and not be deceived by false teachers.
God speaks to us a Word of Law that convicts us of our sins and a Word of Gospel that gives us joyful forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
Sermon: In the Beginning
Text: John 1:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the eternal Word made flesh.
Function: That they would marvel at the miracle of the Incarnation.